Final Summary Post

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/3lliehamilton Twitter: https://twitter.com/3llieHamilton YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWVSpplcytJBlJ1GYgCO0NA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/3lliehamilton/ Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/ellie_hamilton/   Through this module, I have realized that I manage my online identity by having sites I use professionally and then personally.  The only social media site I use purely personally is Facebook, which is why I haven’t included a link to that. The other…

Topic 5: Reflective Summary

This weeks’ topic was, again, a really interesting one. A number of people including Clayton and Agnieszka took the discussion towards Open Access, in particular, Open Education Resources (OER). These discussions were started by the links we were provided and then built upon these. I decided to take my post in a slightly different direction…

Topic 5: Advantages and Disadvantages of Creative Commons

This video explains what Creative Commons is and the main points for how it works:   Fundamentally, it allows content producers of images, videos, music, text, source code etc. to make their work freely available in a way that is clear to other users and whether they themselves can use the content they find online….

Topic 4: Reflective Summary

It was really interesting this week to see such a range of ethical issues picked up upon and how many different ideas people had. Tom picked up on an issue which linked really nicely with topics from previous weeks, especially topic 3 and having a professional identity online. In the previous topic, there was the suggestion…

Topic 3: Reflective Summary

There were some really interesting discussions which I was involved in for this week’s topic. Both Stuart’s and Vicky’s came across the same arguments as I did in my blog. These were mainly that social media can be a great asset to job seekers and to employers in the employment process if it is used…

Topic 3: Building a Professional Digital Profile

Social media is increasingly important in recruitment and employment (University of Southampton, 2012; Jobvite, 2014; BBC, 2013; The Employable, 2014b). A recent survey by Jobvite (2014) shows that increasingly companies and graduate recruiters are using social media to advertise jobs and recruit individuals, they refer to this as ‘social recruiting In 2014 Jobvite (2014) found…

Topic 2: Reflective Summary

There were some really great contributions to this weeks topic Ammaar’s post summarised the points for and against having a single online identity. He also highlighted that it is very rare that a user will have online one online profile and so they much choose whether the persona on each platform is the same or…

Topic 2: Managing Your Online Identity

Here is a video I made highlighting the 5 key points to managing your online identity: According to Costa and Torres (2011) single or multiple identities is one of the major dichotomies of online identities. It can be a difficult choice to make and a difficult situation to maintain and having a single online identity…

Topic 1: Reflective Summary

Following from Agnieszka’s example, I realised that it would be very helpful to put together a figure on my own web usage on the visitor/resident and personal/institutional spectrums. This was something I would never have thought of doing it was a really helpful visual tool for understanding where on the spectrum I lie. For the most…

Topic 1: Digital ‘visitors’ and ‘residents’

Prensky’s Digital Natives and Immigrants The concept of digital ‘visitors’ and ‘residents’ was first established by White and Cornu (2011) and updates Prensky’s (2001) somewhat out-dated concept of digital ‘natives’ and ‘immigrants’. Prensky’s typology argues that those who are born into technologies and grow up with and around those technologies will always be more familiar…

First post – background

Why did you choose the module? This module was compulsory for my course, but it is very relevant and overlaps in content in a lot of ways to modules I have taken before. The idea of online learning is interesting, needing to be self motivated and go and do the research on the topics is…