Looking back at UOSM2008

Reflecting on the journey through UOSM2008 will be facilitated through Smyth’s reflection on action (Smyth, 1989). This process, as further refined by Waring M & Evans C (Waring and Evans, 2015), is broken down into four steps: describe, inform, confront and reconstruct. Given the somewhat unique learning experience this module caters towards, it is fitting to … Continue reading »Looking back at UOSM2008

Considering Online Identities

Digging more into the concept of online identities through discussions in this topic has been insightful. Previously, I had strong preconceived notions of the most appropriate way to represent yourself through an online identity – a significant preference for adopting multiple identities to represent myself accordingly to disparate groups of people. There are a myriad of … Continue reading »Considering Online Identities

New Oxford Study – 88% of all statistics online are made up

A recent study from Columbia University reveals a frightening statistic; 59% of shared links online have never been opened (Gabielkov et al., 2016). The subsequent impact that an entirely fictitious title can have – such as this blog title – can, therefore, contribute largely to the fake news pandemic as this article(Dewey, 2016) alludes to. Indeed, it … Continue reading »New Oxford Study – 88% of all statistics online are made up

Thoughts on Digital Residency

The beginning of this module has facilitated a significant amount of thought on the concept of ‘Digital Literacy’. This topic has coincided perfectly with delivering sessions on Digital Literacy to first-year Business students, as alluded to in my first post. However, the actual process of reflection alongside colleagues enables a collaborative learning environment which we … Continue reading »Thoughts on Digital Residency

Digital Proficiency – Examining Residents and Visitors

Understanding digital literacy is an increasingly important skill as we are more and more dependant upon utilising the internet for professional and social reasons. Through a high level of Digital Literacy – synonymous with being a ‘Digital Resident’, we are empowered with higher social presence allowing for online activities within communities, or engagement thus facilitating networked learning. … Continue reading »Digital Proficiency – Examining Residents and Visitors