Over the course of this module I have considered a variety of aspects of the online world, including Digital Residents and Visitors (Reflection), Online Identity (Reflection), Authentic Professional Profiles (Reflection), Ethics on Social Media (Reflection) and Open Access (Reflection). For a comprehensive review of these subjects and what I have learned from them for future… Continue reading UOSM2008 – The Final Blogpost
Prior to studying the topic of open access for this module, I was largely in favour of open access. Having studied the arguments around the issue I find myself more firmly believing open access is an essential part of the online world. Arguments expressed in this video particularly grew my belief in open access, particularly… Continue reading Open Access – Reflection
The internet has opened up many different potential channels through which to distribute content. One of the channels which grew widely is that of freely available content; with websites such as Youtube, Tumblr and WordPress making it possible for opinion, news and academic content to become widely available at no cost to the content creator… Continue reading Online Content – Should it be free?
In my initial post I discussed ethical issues regarding posting on social media, including the ethical and legal problems of making a private incident public without prior consent and the ethical issue of content management from a social media provider. While I believe that it is important for social media platforms to intervene to try… Continue reading Reflection on Topic 4: Social Media Ethics
In my posts for topic 2 and topic 3, I considered an aspect of the Justine Sacco incident from 2013 and the risks posed by being a personal presence on social media. In this post I intend to further delve into the ethical aspects of social media, both for individual professionals seeking to use it… Continue reading Ethics and Social Media
In this topic I have considered the ways in which an authentic online professional profile can be developed. In my initial post I outlined a few simple aspects of a professional online profile, including the need for consistency, identifiability, trustworthiness and the importance of searchability. (Made my me for my first post on this topic,… Continue reading Topic 3: Reflection
(Video made by me, images used in video linked below) In the video above I consider the key elements of a professional and authentic online profile. In this post, I will be considering the ways to set up such a profile. Firstly, based on my work on Online Identity, I would advise keeping this profile… Continue reading Topic 3 – Authentic Professional Profile