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Topic 1 ‚Äď Reflection

Before starting the module I was guilty of assuming that this alternative working method in the form of blogs, would be more ‘easy’ than conventional essay writing. I quickly realised however, that just setting up the blog pushed me outside of my technical comfort zone (despite being a digital ‘native’!) and the short word count shocked me into writing in a concise manor, something I had rarely experienced in the past. Continue reading →

Reflective summary: Topic 1 ‚Äď ‚ÄėVisitors Vs Residents‚Äô

This has been my first time writing a blog and I even tweeting on Twitter after a very long time! It is enjoyable to be able to express my views on the Web based on the topic set by our Tutors, however, it came with some hurdles as I experienced technical difficulties with my blog being uploaded to the main UOSM2033 page. This meant I was unable to receive comments/feedback from my peers of my blog post but I was still able to read and compare with their blogs. Continue reading →

Reflection of Topic 1

After analysing and producing my first blog post I found some interesting comments left which started to make me think about the validity of my example of a 98-year-old lady. I have to say that after reading my fellow peers Allie‚Äôs and Zacwhu‚Äôs comments I do still believe that Clara Cannucciari is a strong and solid case to disagree with Presnky‚Äôs theory of her being a native. Continue reading →

Reflection: Digital who?

Our introduction to the Living and Working on the Web module¬†was the task of explaining the concept of Prensky’s ‘digital residents’ and ‘digital visitors’, by which those born in the digital age are more digitally fluent than those who have had to adopt it, and whether or not these terms are pertinent.¬†Researching and commenting on something which, on reflection, is an integral part of my own existence was a refreshing undertaking. Continue reading →

Reflections on Topic one

When I first read the topic one question I was unaware of what digital ‚Äúvisitors‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúresidents‚ÄĚ were. After doing some initial reading, including Prensky‚Äôs views, I began to develop some understanding and firmly placed myself into the category of a ‚Äúnative‚ÄĚ. I then later began to question my understanding as I was finding myself struggling to navigate my own blog. I had difficulty constructing my blog as well as posting my first topic. Continue reading →

Reflection of Topic 1

It was the first time I heard digital visitors and residents until last week I did topic 1 blog. For me, as a non-native speaker, I have a deep feeling for Prensky‚Äôs digital natives and immigrants concept which I mentioned in my blog. I always adapt to environment and everything is brand new for me. I have accent and always translate English to my mother language when I am thinking which is so similar with those people who are called digital immigrants. Continue reading →

Reflections on Topic 1

When I first selected Living and Working on the Web as a module, I didn‚Äôt anticipate how hard it would initially be to write that first blog. This was because of my lack of experience in writing a blog and from never having really read/followed one. But after posting my¬†first blog, I felt a relief and confidence about the next few weeks. Topic 1 was about digital ‚Äėresidents‚Äô and ‚Äėvisitors‚Äô which intrigued me because they were not familiar terms. Continue reading →

Topic One ‚Äď Reflections

With topic one now complete I can safely say I’ve been exposed to some interesting theories and a refreshing style of learning. The theory of the “Resident” and “Visitor” continuum is conclusively more relevant than the “Native” and “Immigrant” classes proposed by Prensky, with most people placing themselves somewhere on the spectrum rather than simply as one polarised extreme. Continue reading →

Topic 1: Reflection

Topic 1 asked me to engage with¬†Prensky’s digital native and immigrant theory and then the theory of¬†resident and visitor. This topic really opened my eyes to the online world as I never really considered how I used the internet and made me really think about my personal use as well as that of the wider online world. I drew on the world of YouTube and that of Casey Neistat due to the ease of access and what to me was obvious that these theories still remain a little blurred. Continue reading →

Reflection: Topic 1

The concept devised by Prensky of digital ‚Äėnatives‚Äô and ‚Äėimmigrants‚Äô was already very familiar to me, so much so it was drawn upon in order for me to secure a university place. However, what I had not previously done was question the validity and relevance of this idea today. This opened my eyes to the alternative notion of digital ‚ÄėVisitors‚Äô and ‚ÄėResidents‚Äô and the spectrum each and every one of us finds ourselves on. Continue reading →

Reflection: Are you a digital resident?

Before undertaking this module I knew very little about digital visitors and residents. I have however learnt a lot about the topic from reading the work of Prensky and White. I have always been confident using technology for work and leisure but I had never thought of engaging in blogging as a means of online learning. Since the start if the module I already feel more confident about expressing my opinions online and as such I am currently working on¬†developing my own personal blog. Continue reading →

Reflection: Are you a digital resident?

Before undertaking this module I knew very little about digital visitors and residents. I have however learnt a lot about the topic from reading the work of Prensky and White. I have always been confident using technology for work and leisure but I had never thought of engaging in blogging as a means of online learning. Since the start if the module I already feel more confident about expressing my opinions online and as such I am currently working on¬†developing my own personal blog. Continue reading →

Reflective Summary of Topic 1

I would like to start by saying the module layout is different to anything I have come across before as I am used to the traditional layout of mass learning from an expert. Therefore, this module has opened my eyes to a new way of learning which is not only engaging but much more social than other forms. The idea of learning from each other as well as ourselves brings a community feels which is non-existent in most learning formats. Continue reading →

Reflection on Topic 1

Before this module I had never been exposed to Word Press, used a blog or used twitter for anything other than retweeting funny cat videos. This module has opened my eyes to this new way of learning which is not only challenging but has the potential to be very rewarding. I firstly commented on Hannah‚Äôs post as it was clearly laid out and easy to read. She included a video which made her post more interactive and enjoyable. Continue reading →

Reflection: So you think you’re a Digital Resident?

Topic one was of particular interest as I had little previous knowledge about Digital Residents and Visitors, however through the¬†reading of academic work and blog posts of my peers, I can now consider myself well versed in the area. Through reading the blog posts of others I was able to understand the terms in a more simplified and accessible manner than that of academic text. Continue reading →

Reflections: One.

  The idea of ‚ÄėDigital Resident and Visitors‚Äô has been a familiar concept to me. An example I used in my blog post about my parents points to a more everyday display of the differences that different generations may have, however on perhaps a more reflective level I often find myself engaging in conversation with others about the way that the technological world is developing, and whether or not it will leave our generation as the ‚Äėimmigrants. Continue reading →