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 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: 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: 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…