Category Archives: Living and Working on the Web (#MANG 2049)

Final Reflection: “It doesn’t stop here!” (#MANG2049)

This module, taught unconventionally, tasked me to carry out independent research and analysis, guided largely only by rubrics . Initially, I was anxious to navigate but having seen how independent work has taken me far and beyond, it propelled me to dig deeper. I derived a new sense of satisfaction and confidence when my work was singled out for mention

Unknowingly, some soft skills like locating, organising and analysing data information also improved. This journey is significant as it has sharpened my analytical skill to pave the way for my entry into the industry where having an analytical mind and problem solving skills are critical

This module opened my mind to understand what is “A World Without Borders” helping me, an amateur, to leverage on a digital portfolio to market my work online

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Photo Reference:
World Without Borders – how the world becomes one  through networking. The blue line represents the internet links between country to country. Available at : http://www.hostdime.com/images/network-ntt-large.png

Photo Reference:
How each individual is connected through the internet
Available at :http://codysgameworld.com/10990588-social-network-on-world-map/
The Power of Blogging, a visibility magnet, allows one to showcase his talent which in turn attracts potential scouters to let these newbies prove their worth

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Photo Reference: A quote from Denise Wakeman, available at: http://denisewakeman.com/online-visibility/online-visibility-challenge/

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A screenshot from my LinkedIn that shows how blogging can be a “visibility magnet” as 295 people viewed my post in the past 3 days.

The module however pointed out that what I have on my different sites is not enough because the content is not outstanding

Through this module, I have learnt how to address the 2 pointers above , to develop a more targeted online profile that can help me stand out in a crowd

At the same time, it has prompted me to be more active on social media where the world is my audience. But be mindful of safeguarding my personal information, such that I will not be victimized

Before, blogging was a platform to share my life and it stops there. The course has brought blogging to a new level as it is submission requirement to highlight its significance as an online channel to showcase oneself

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Photo Reference: Notification from LinkedIn to me that my blog post has been featured. The blog post was published after I attended MANG2049.

The module also impacted on me

1)How Social Media is taking the world by storm, is an effective marketing tool

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 Photo Reference: http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/social-media-modern-marketing/492453?red=at

2) Why are social media platforms or their designs constructed in a certain way for example, LinkedIn emphasizes on credentials while Facebook focuses more on the content posted

3) What kind of personalities reside on each social media site and where I should go to get what is needed

(a)    LinkedIn, to increase my visibility to potential employers, (Job search matters)

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Photo Reference:
A snippet from my LinkedIn account

(b)   Facebook, through Electronic Digital Mail to broadcast recent events that I am participating (Social Matters)

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Photo Reference:
A snippet from my Facebook account

(c) Twitter for short messages to my contacts who might not have time to chat 

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Photo Reference: A snippet from my Twitter account

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Photo reference:
A brief conversation with my instructor on Twitter . Because of the letter  limit imposed, I can only send a “one liner”.

My Twitter account has been dormant . This module is a wake-up call to revisit Twitter as Twitter is effective to communicate short, and to the point messages

The following are charts that contain data that has been extrapolated from the “Self-test” at the start of the module. It shows how far I have progressed since the module started

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how-open-i-am-to-sharing-data-online my-online-indentity-after-mang-2049self-test the-ability-to-create-online-materials

Graphics Reference:

The above charts and graphs are all done by me.

The transformation has begun.
The journey ahead will be more exciting as I continue to pick up new skills

As a student, I have left my comfort zone to be spoon fed. Now, I venture out to find my identity and destiny through untrodden paths because I have learnt there is no turning back. When I press on at each crossroad, I discover new insights and hopefully my effort will be rewarded

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Graphics Reference: A mind-map that I did which charts my progress before and after attending MANG 2049.

Video Reference: A Powtoon I did to summarise how MANG 2049 has helped me thus far.

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References:

https://nobusatophotography.wordpress.com/category/living-and-working-on-the-web-mang-2049/topic-1/
https://nobusatophotography.wordpress.com/category/topic-2/
https://nobusatophotography.wordpress.com/category/topic-3/
https://nobusatophotography.wordpress.com/category/topic-4/
https://nobusatophotography.wordpress.com/category/topic-5/

Media References:

  1. Global Network Flow diagram, Available at:http://alfa-img.com/show/global-routing-network-topology.html
  2. Globe. Available at: http://codysgameworld.com/10990588-social-network-on-world-map/
  3. Quote. Available at :http://denisewakeman.com/online-visibility/online-visibility-challenge/
  4. Social Media Statistics, Available at: http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/social-media-modern-marketing/492453?red=at

Powtoon Media References:

  1. Background Music : N056, Available at https://soundcloud.com/relaxdaily/relaxing-music-calm-studying-yoga

Topic 5: A reflection, Open Access: Knowledge with no strings attached (#MANG2049

I am grateful to Open Access (OA). It has in many ways brought knowledge to everyone seeking, even the poor because it is offered free of charge, as long as one has internet access

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Photo Reference: How things like OA might just cause the internet to “wake up the world ” Photo by Cisco Systems, found here

OA is testament to how powerful technology is.  Julaina highlighted, “Spending on ‘traditional’ media such as newspapers and magazines has dropped almost 20% in the last six months, while spending on digital media has almost halved”.

Video reference: The above video is from here .

A key benefit of OA is that it promotes independence.  Someone unwell can find out the cause of the symptom online and whether it could be self treated, saving time and money

Please click here to see a Prezi on how OA helps one to recover from cough

Sharing useful content online by authors  has  led to a wider audience . Authors get credited whenever their works are cited. The acknowledgement builds on their reputation

 

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Photo Reference: Photo is from here

For instance, graphics that I posted earlier were shared by Adelene. She credited me for the works. Because of OA,  now my work has travelled and appeared on someone else’s blog

 

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Image credits: Adelene Teo from her blog, Musings & Thoughts .

Lastly,

OA is a walking dictionary, helping us to understand and make sense out of concepts or issues which we have no clue. It’s biggest plus point lies in it being offered free of charge and available at the press of a button

This topic has enlightened me as to why academic institutions are particular about referencing. Referencing is the least we could do to credit the author for his effort.

giphyMedia Reference: GIF is from here

As the issue facing OA content producers is the cost of publishing online, before the issue gets out of control, I hope there would be some cost sharing mechanism in place. These can be in the form of collaboration between governments, content producers and research institutions to come together so that OA can continue to contribute positively to our day to day living and to make the world a better place.

 

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Media Reference: A roadmap on how to sustain Open Access from my notebook

Video Reference: A Powtoon I made that shows how to sustain Open Access.

Unknown to many, OA actually supports competitor insight. It allows organisations to develop products that can exceed what its competitor does

Video Reference: This video shows the specification of a Lenovo laptop. Through OA, other laptop companies can ride on it as intel to produce a better laptop, to give them the differential advantage. Video is from here

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Comments

Adelene’s Blog

Julaina’s Blog

References:

Bibliography

Wikipedia (2016a) ‘There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch’, in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_ain%27t_no_such_thing_as_a_free_lunch (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Adams, R. (2016) Sal Khan: The man who tutored his cousin – and started a revolution. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/apr/23/sal-khan-academy-tutored-educational-website (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Forum, S.W. (2013) Education finally ripe for radical innovation by social entrepreneurs. Available at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/skollworldforum/2013/04/07/education-finally-ripe-for-radical-innovation-by-social-entrepreneurs/#26caa9cf7a55 (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Free lunch (2016) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_lunch (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Investopedia.com (2008) ‘There Ain’t no such thing as A free lunch – TANSTAAFL’, in Available at: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/t/tanstaafl.asp (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Investopedia.com (2010) ‘Free lunch’, in Available at: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/free-lunch.asp (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Lepitak, S. (2016) 90% of online content to be held behind paywalls in three years media company survey suggests. Available at: http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/04/12/90-online-content-be-held-behind-paywalls-three-years-media-company-survey-suggests (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
onigiriseries (2016) ‘Topic 5: What does open access mean to you?’, 15 November. Available at: https://onigiriseries.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/topic-5-what-does-open-access-mean-to-you/ (Accessed: 16 November 2016).
Open access (2016) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Open access and copyright (2012) Available at: http://www.scoop.it/t/open-access-and-copyright (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics) (2012) Open access explained! Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L5rVH1KGBCY (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Teo, A. (2016) ‘Open access – how open should we be allowed to access?’, Musings & Thoughts, 15 November. Available at: https://adeleneteosite.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/is-there-a-limit-to-how-much-we-can-access-in-internet/ (Accessed: 16 November 2016).
Wiley, D., Green, C. and Soares, L. (2012) ‘Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER how open education resources unlock the door to free learning’, .
(2016b) Available at: https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=open+access&view=detailv2&&id=E1027E547EAA690528E1A0754D6173F9BEC279FC&selectedIndex=0&ccid=uqe4giGh&simid=608055147156606909&thid=OIP.Mbaa7b88221a1dcaafbda981036eb5c11o0&ajaxhist=0 (Accessed: 15 November 2016).

Citations, Quotes & Annotations

Wikipedia (2016a) ‘There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch’, in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_ain%27t_no_such_thing_as_a_free_lunch (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(2016a)
Adams, R. (2016) Sal Khan: The man who tutored his cousin – and started a revolution. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/apr/23/sal-khan-academy-tutored-educational-website (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Adams, 2016)
Forum, S.W. (2013) Education finally ripe for radical innovation by social entrepreneurs. Available at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/skollworldforum/2013/04/07/education-finally-ripe-for-radical-innovation-by-social-entrepreneurs/#26caa9cf7a55 (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Forum, 2013)
Free lunch (2016) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_lunch (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Free lunch, 2016)
Investopedia.com (2008) ‘There Ain’t no such thing as A free lunch – TANSTAAFL’, in Available at: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/t/tanstaafl.asp (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Investopedia.com, 2008)
Investopedia.com (2010) ‘Free lunch’, in Available at: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/free-lunch.asp (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Investopedia.com, 2010)
Lepitak, S. (2016) 90% of online content to be held behind paywalls in three years media company survey suggests. Available at: http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/04/12/90-online-content-be-held-behind-paywalls-three-years-media-company-survey-suggests (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Lepitak, 2016)
onigiriseries (2016) ‘Topic 5: What does open access mean to you?’, 15 November. Available at: https://onigiriseries.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/topic-5-what-does-open-access-mean-to-you/ (Accessed: 16 November 2016).
(onigiriseries, 2016)
Open access (2016) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Open access, 2016)
Open access and copyright (2012) Available at: http://www.scoop.it/t/open-access-and-copyright (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Open access and copyright, 2012)
Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics) (2012) Open access explained! Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L5rVH1KGBCY (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics), 2012)
Teo, A. (2016) ‘Open access – how open should we be allowed to access?’, Musings & Thoughts, 15 November. Available at: https://adeleneteosite.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/is-there-a-limit-to-how-much-we-can-access-in-internet/ (Accessed: 16 November 2016).
(Teo, 2016)
Wiley, D., Green, C. and Soares, L. (2012) ‘Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER how open education resources unlock the door to free learning’, .
(Wiley, Green, and Soares, 2012)
(2016b) Available at: https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=open+access&view=detailv2&&id=E1027E547EAA690528E1A0754D6173F9BEC279FC&selectedIndex=0&ccid=uqe4giGh&simid=608055147156606909&thid=OIP.Mbaa7b88221a1dcaafbda981036eb5c11o0&ajaxhist=0 (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(2016b)
Media References:

“Tomorrow Starts here” Image Available at:https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=cisco+tomorrow+starts+here&view=detailv2&id=1D73D2F51F3047A7D11B2BBEAA0539C8118BDED3&selectedindex=6&ccid=L9f6Ak6D&simid=608005793682753944&thid=OIP.M2fd7fa024e8367150945e0fb866c9dfdo0&mode=overlay&first=1

“Tomorrow Starts here” Video Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By6rMUsQSug

OA Diagram Image Available at:https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=open+access&view=detailv2&&id=602E0C33EBA1E57B3F2B3CEF4555D270FFE8F3F8&selectedIndex=57&ccid=wlZKSrOx&simid=608030266406340340&thid=OIP.Mc2564a4ab3b1f1bba268add77b0624b0o0&mode=overlay

“Open Access in a nutshell ” Available at :https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=open+access&view=detailv2&&id=602E0C33EBA1E57B3F2B3CEF4555D270FFE8F3F8&selectedIndex=57&ccid=wlZKSrOx&simid=608030266406340340&thid=OIP.Mc2564a4ab3b1f1bba268add77b0624b0o0&mode=overlay

“Lenovo X1 Carbon Thinkpad” Available at:https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=open+access&view=detailv2&&id=602E0C33EBA1E57B3F2B3CEF4555D270FFE8F3F8&selectedIndex=57&ccid=wlZKSrOx&simid=608030266406340340&thid=OIP.Mc2564a4ab3b1f1bba268add77b0624b0o0&mode=overlay

“Shaking hands” Gif Available at: http://giphy.com/gifs/shakes-head-shaking-hands-hand-mP4PMOtoNI304

Media References In Prezi’s
“How to Stop Coughing in 5 Minutes” Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I89BNRCdKu0

Topic 5: Open Access (#Mang2049)

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Photo references: The above photo is from here

Open access (OA) refers to a situation where one can read articles online free of charge. OA applies to all forms of research materials that are published online (Open access, 2016)

Please click here to see a Prezi, I did, on “Open Access In A Nut Shell”

The similarity of OA  across research materials

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Photo reference: A diagram from my notebook with regards to 2 complementary points discovered.

  1. OA has facilitated learning and even allowed one to learn better than classroom lessons because of the width and depth of data it provides (Advantage)
  2. The costs to maintain OA is still relatively high. (Disadvantage)
  • Advantages Of OA

Students like me could well be the biggest beneficiary of OA. It has indeed allowed me free access to online resources round the clock. And the research is carried out in a most convenient way, at the click of a button, with no time wasted

An example is Khan Academy. Khan initially started out online as a hobby to provide “a free, world-class education for everyone”(Adams, 2016)

Video reference: The above video is from here

Video Reference: Khan delivering a Mathematics lesson . Video is from here

Today, as mentioned by Bill gates, “Khan’s impact on education might truly be incalculable” (Adams, 2016).  This shows the impact of OA, reaching out to numbers who would otherwise have been left behind, like the poor in developing nations

Through reading free content online, OA has also allowed the people behind the scene, the authors, writers etc to have an increased pool of audience and higher visibility of their works

  • Disadvantages Of OA

OA is difficult to maintain because of the fees involved

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Photo Reference: A snippet from my notebook that shows what happens when there is free information available.

Cost of maintenance

In economics, there is no such thing as a free lunch(Investopedia.com, 2008). As such, someone has to pay to keep Open Access alive

Video Reference: Video on what is “no free lunch” from here

While reader gets free readership, the author is funding the publishing fees. OA deems that the author is responsible for absorbing the publication fees while the user enjoys it free

This might repress one from publishing his article online

Lack Of Quality Control (Q.C) : Quantity vs Quality

Please click here to see a Prezi on what Quality Control is, as per  industry standards.

Fees incurred in publishing online might lead to one putting more emphasis on recovering costs rather than producing quality work. As such, OA materials may not be as good as paid resources.

Paid content allows publishers to be compensated fairly for their work.

Video Reference: A Powtoon that I did which summarises what is Open Access, its advantages, disadvantages and what we must do to keep it going.

In conclusion, OA has given more people access to information, right down to the poor.  Because of OA, students in colleges now have the option to buy cheaper textbooks. (Wiley, Green, and Soares, 2012)

However, this will only remain sustainable and productive if costs of operating an OA is much reduced for quality and quantity work to continue to be churned out online. A possible solution would be for governments to offer grants or to cost share with the publishers

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References:

Bibliography

Wikipedia (2016) ‘There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch’, in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_ain%27t_no_such_thing_as_a_free_lunch (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Adams, R. (2016) Sal Khan: The man who tutored his cousin – and started a revolution. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/apr/23/sal-khan-academy-tutored-educational-website (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Forum, S.W. (2013) Education finally ripe for radical innovation by social entrepreneurs. Available at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/skollworldforum/2013/04/07/education-finally-ripe-for-radical-innovation-by-social-entrepreneurs/#26caa9cf7a55 (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Free lunch (2016) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_lunch (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Investopedia.com (2008) ‘There Ain’t no such thing as A free lunch – TANSTAAFL’, in Available at: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/t/tanstaafl.asp (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Investopedia.com (2010) ‘Free lunch’, in Available at: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/free-lunch.asp (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Lepitak, S. (2016) 90% of online content to be held behind paywalls in three years media company survey suggests. Available at: http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/04/12/90-online-content-be-held-behind-paywalls-three-years-media-company-survey-suggests (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Open access (2016) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Open access and copyright (2012) Available at: http://www.scoop.it/t/open-access-and-copyright (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics) (2012) Open access explained! Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L5rVH1KGBCY (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
Wiley, D., Green, C. and Soares, L. (2012) ‘Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER how open education resources unlock the door to free learning’, .

Citations, Quotes & Annotations

Wikipedia (2016) ‘There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch’, in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_ain%27t_no_such_thing_as_a_free_lunch (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(2016)
Adams, R. (2016) Sal Khan: The man who tutored his cousin – and started a revolution. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/apr/23/sal-khan-academy-tutored-educational-website (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Adams, 2016)
Forum, S.W. (2013) Education finally ripe for radical innovation by social entrepreneurs. Available at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/skollworldforum/2013/04/07/education-finally-ripe-for-radical-innovation-by-social-entrepreneurs/#26caa9cf7a55 (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Forum, 2013)
Free lunch (2016) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_lunch (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Free lunch, 2016)
Investopedia.com (2008) ‘There Ain’t no such thing as A free lunch – TANSTAAFL’, in Available at: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/t/tanstaafl.asp (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Investopedia.com, 2008)
Investopedia.com (2010) ‘Free lunch’, in Available at: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/free-lunch.asp (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Investopedia.com, 2010)
Lepitak, S. (2016) 90% of online content to be held behind paywalls in three years media company survey suggests. Available at: http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/04/12/90-online-content-be-held-behind-paywalls-three-years-media-company-survey-suggests (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Lepitak, 2016)
Open access (2016) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Open access, 2016)
Open access and copyright (2012) Available at: http://www.scoop.it/t/open-access-and-copyright (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Open access and copyright, 2012)
Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics) (2012) Open access explained! Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L5rVH1KGBCY (Accessed: 15 November 2016).
(Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics), 2012)
Wiley, D., Green, C. and Soares, L. (2012) ‘Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER how open education resources unlock the door to free learning’, .
(Wiley, Green, and Soares, 2012)
Media Resources used:
 1) Open Access logo, Available at:https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=open+access&view=detailv2&&id=E1027E547EAA690528E1A0754D6173F9BEC279FC&selectedIndex=0&ccid=uqe4giGh&simid=608055147156606909&thid=OIP.Mbaa7b88221a1dcaafbda981036eb5c11o0&ajaxhist=0
2) Khan Academy video, Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a70-dYvDJZY
3) “Khan Academy: The future of education? ”  Available at :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxJgPHM5NYI
4)The Tradeoff Between Fun and Wages: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpSz2x0c1rU
Media Resources used in Prezi
1) “Open Access Dummies – What is Open Access?” Available at :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlSmoHd3tR
2) “Vision Made Easy – by Cognex ” Avaliable at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWKLVS1W1I

Topic 4: A Reflection On Social Media Ethics(#MANG2049)

self-reflectionPhoto reference: https://anticsofateenagedreamer.wordpress.com/

It has never occur to me that excessive freedom of expression online, especially if left unchecked, would become the root cause of unethical behaviour on social media

I have always perceived the internet to be a place for freedom of expression. Echoing what JiaJun said, it is also the fastest and most convenient channel to obtain information, making learning very cohesive

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Photo reference: https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/canadas-bad-police-officers/

Upon reflection, it now hit me hard that one of the downside of internet is lack of governance, and poor policing, thus leading to abuse.

Media Reference: A Powtoon I did that talks about how people abused the freedom given to them.

Statistically, unethical cyber behaviour has “affected 3.8 million globally , attacks range from infections to scams. Computer viruses were found to be more common. 50% involved hacking accounts which results in monetary theft.”(Ainscow, 2016)This is the dire consequence when freedom is left unchecked

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Photo reference: https://blog.networkboxusa.com/2015/09/23/on-cyber-crime-cyber-terrorism-part-1/

The cyber crime rates are so shocking that companies are now trying to solve this problem, hence providing a differential advantage to minimise cyber crime. One example is EveryKey, a computer programme which self generates the most difficult passwords, where the user need not be involved in the process. This would prevent one’s account from being hacked

Video Reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPBkBzu3vEg

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Photo Reference: A snippet from my notebook that shows the link between freedom and unethical behaviour

In conclusion, the internet can continue to be a platform for free speech and expression, but only if there are clear boundaries to define what is acceptable conduct as a guide to all users 

Please click here to see a prezi I did, that shows what is appropriate online behaviour

Unfortunately, due to poor governance of most social media sites, users believe that they are entitled to be who they wish to be online without any consideration. Some even adopted an anonymous identity. Even with Every Key, there is still a possibility that scammers would break this encryption key sooner or later.

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Photo reference: http://infoxin.com/good-bad-and-in-between

The authorities need to take a strong stand and set boundaries to what constitutes acceptable behaviour online, like how John Nimo and Isabelle Sorley  (The Guardian, 2014) were taken to task for misbehaving on Twitter. Only when penalties start to kick in, users will know the authorities are no longer paper tigers. And the online environment will hopefully change for the better.

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Comments:

Maureen’s blog

Jia Jun’s Blog

References:

Actus Reus (2016) in Wikipedia. Available at:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actus_reus  (Accessed: 14 November 2016).

Ainscow, M. (2016) Online fraud figures send overall crime rate skyrocketing. Available at: http://www.solusps.com/blog/online-fraud-figures-send-overall-crime-rate-skyrocketing

Freedom House (2016) Internet freedom. Available at: https://www.freedomhouse.org/issues/internet-freedom (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Wikipedia (2016) ‘Ethics’, in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethics (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Asher, N. and Birchmore, M. (2014) Case studies. Available at: http://roarlocal.com/maslows-hierarchy-social-media/ (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Chaffart, R. (no date) The danger of curiosity: Ouch! Available at: http://www.sermonillustrator.org/illustrator/sermon20/danger_of_curiosity.htm (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

The Guardian (2014) Twitter abuse: Easy on the messenger. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/24/twitter-abuse-abusive-tweets-editorial?CMP=twt_gu (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Greenwald, G. (2014) Why privacy matters. Available at: http://www.ted.com/talks/glenn_greenwald_why_privacy_matters (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Harend, M. (2016) ‘Ethical Issues in Social Media’, Maureen Harend’s blog, 11 November. Available at: https://maureenharend.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/ethical-issues-in-social-media/ (Accessed: 14 November 2016).

Kelion, L. (2013) Available at: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-24426739 (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Kleinman, Z. (2015) Who’s that girl? The curious case of Leah Palmer. Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31710738 (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Kwara, M. (2014) Singapore’s crime rate falls to 30-year low. Available at: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/singapore-s-crime-rate-falls-to-30-year-low-105825797.html (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Mens rea (2016) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mens_rea (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Low, J.J. (2016) ‘Topic 4: Observe ethics.’, 11 November. Available at: https://uosjiajiun.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/topic-3-observe-ethics/ (Accessed: 14 November 2016).

Ronson, J. (2015) How One stupid Tweet blew up Justine Sacco’s life. Available at : this address (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Vallor, S. (2015) Available at: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/ethics-social-networking/ (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

 

Media References:

  1. Cover Photo
  2. “Danger Warning… Unsupervised Police”
  3. “Good, Between, Bad”
  4. “Cyber-Crime-Terrorism”
  5. “Freedom of Speech is not freedom of abuse.” (In Prezi)
  6. .”Everykey” Video

 

Topic 4: Ethical Issues in Social Media (#mang2049)

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Photo reference: http://lindsayolson.com/pr-ethics-an-oxymoron/

Reference: Ethics from rupaleeslideshare

In case there is technical errors,  please view the slides here

The rapidly evolving nature of new media technologies in the 21st century has resulted in a transformation of the way human beings initiate and/or maintain almost every type of ethically significant behavior. With this, now, we see a complex web of interactions between internet users, network developers, companies, government agencies and other entities. This interaction is sometimes underscored by diverse and conflicting motives and of these  stakeholders. Hence, there are ethical implications ( Reference : Vallor, 2015)

The freedom to be “Who I want to be online”, becomes an ethical issue 

Freedom Of “Who I want to be” online

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Media Reference: http://giphy.com/gifs/freedom-braveheart-musical-theater-6901DbEbbm4o0

Video reference: A Powtoon to show the effect of too much freedom done by me.

Please view the video in “full screen” for better clarity.

Online behavior that is left unchecked, often leads to abuse. It can occur when governance is laced. Good governance serves as a checkpoint

Whatever is expressed online can now be read by millions globally. Similarly, the internet has also become a platform for anyone who wishes to voice his thoughts, right or wrong, to seek a world audience, from one as young and vulnerable as a few years old, to another, much older and wiser and who knows right from wrong.

There must therefore be some guidelines or codes of conduct to govern what can be posted. For example, the contents on what is posted. Is it sensitive issues regarding race or religion that will hurt the feelings of a specific group? Or, making an outright demand, and making it clear that if the demand is not acceded to, dire consequences will follow. This was the case of the online group who banded themselves under “Anonymous” who would hack into websites, servers after they went online to make their demands known.

Reference link here  [See this video first followed by the one below]

Reference link here

Apart from the contents, it could also be the type of language used. Is it unpolished, sexist, or even vulgar language, that would contaminate the minds of a young reader or worst still, encourage him to follow the same track ?

When there are no boundaries drawn, absolute freedom would allow one to post whatever he wishes online in whatever form of base language, or lewd pictorial illustration, for he knows there is no consequences to his behavior.

Click here to see a Prezi presentation I did about the lack of control on social media.

In conclusion, among a whole lot of issues that needed to be addressed online, I am focussing on this issue on excessive freedom of expression because I also believe this is the root cause leading to other issues such as cyber bullying and online criminal activities

Coming up with some action plan has proven to be complex as prosecutors would require time as well as cooperation from social media sites to track  down the culprits. (The Guardian, 2014). But there must be a start somewhere to signal to offenders that they are no longer able to go scot free.

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References:

Freedom House (2016a) Internet freedom. Available at: https://www.freedomhouse.org/issues/internet-freedom (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Wikipedia (2016b) ‘Ethics’, in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethics (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Asher, N. and Birchmore, M. (2014) Case studies. Available at: http://roarlocal.com/maslows-hierarchy-social-media/ (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Chaffart, R. (no date) The danger of curiosity: Ouch! Available at: http://www.sermonillustrator.org/illustrator/sermon20/danger_of_curiosity.htm (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

The Guardian (2014) Twitter abuse: Easy on the messenger. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/24/twitter-abuse-abusive-tweets-editorial?CMP=twt_gu (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Greenwald, G. (2014) Why privacy matters. Available at: http://www.ted.com/talks/glenn_greenwald_why_privacy_matters (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Kelion, L. (2013) Available at: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-24426739 (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Kleinman, Z. (2015) Who’s that girl? The curious case of Leah Palmer. Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31710738 (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Kwara, M. (2014) Singapore’s crime rate falls to 30-year low. Available at: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/singapore-s-crime-rate-falls-to-30-year-low-105825797.html (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Mens rea (2016) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mens_rea (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Ronson, J. (2015) How One stupid Tweet blew up Justine Sacco’s life. Available at : this address (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

Vallor, S. (2015) Available at: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/ethics-social-networking/ (Accessed: 11 November 2016).

 

Media References:

  1. Amos Yee’s video
  2. Amos Yee newspaper article
  3. Ethics presentation slides
  4. “Got Ethics? ” Image
  5. GIF Image
  6. Anonymous Threat to Mr Donald Trump
  7. ABC News Video

 

A Reflection on developing an authentic professional profile(#MANG2049)

self-reflectionImage reference : (Hay, A, 2014)

Before I got to work on this given topic, I perceived having an authentic professional profile as a necessity as recruiters are now going digital in a big way to hire, to save cost while maximising exposure. It did not occur to me that one can have an online presence in different sites, showcasing the different aspects of his attributes, and still be counted as authentic. Neither did I know that authenticity is now a factor used by many, to judge an online character. This was highlighted by Brenden, where he shared that a study has revealed that for the technology industry, 1 out of 5 interviewees had been been rejected because of their social media profile

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Media Reference: (Giphy, no date)

Upon reading my classmates blogposts, I have learnt that I need to exercise caution on what I post online even if I were to exist as different personalities on different sites or blogs as tracking is now possible. When authenticity of profile is a question mark to the tracker, the consequences can be damaging. On the other hand, to me, it is fair assessment when the selection process does not stop at assessing  one’s credentials posted online when followed through by  a background check

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Cartoon reference: (Access Profiles,no date)

In 2012 , “92% of recruiters mentioned that they have inculcated social networking as part of their strategy.” (Soundberg,2012).

The importance of having a social media site also hit me. With the shift and greater reliance on social networking sites as a search engine for recruitment, employers are now increasing their visibility online.  Similarly, this means that  the avenues to attract the attention of the potential employers are also online.

In conclusion, social media, on the surface, might appear to be a fun platform . Even frivolous at times.  But it has a serious side. It can lead to one’s downfall if  he does not manage his online conduct appropriately.

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Graphic Illustration Reference: (Masters, no date)

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Access Profiles (no date) [Illustration]. Available at: http://www.accessprofilesblog.com/2013/07/the-truth-behind-ban-box.html (Accessed: 10 November 2016).

Giphy (no date) Available at: http://giphy.com/gifs/hulu-spaced-digital-rights-group-l2SpUoAPo0CBOkyxq (Accessed: 10 November 2016).

admin (2014) How blogging can help you get a job. Available at: http://www.theemployable.com/index.php/2014/10/28/blogging-can-help-get-job/ (Accessed: 9 November 2016).

Chappell, M. (2016) Publishing on LinkedIn for College Students and Young Professionals. Available at: https://www.lynda.com/LinkedIn-tutorials/Publishing-LinkedIn-College-Students-Young-Professionals/505166-2.html (Accessed: 9 November 2016).

Hay, A. (2014) Create the Business and Lifestyle of your Dreams™ Available at: http://www.ameliahay.co.uk/2014/01/08/self-reflection/ (Accessed: 10 November 2016).

Lim, B. (2016) ‘Topic 3: Building a Professional Digital Profile’, Made Simple, November. Available at: https://brendenlim.wordpress.com/2016/11/09/topic-3-building-a-professional-digital-profile/ (Accessed: 10 November 2016).

Sundberg, J. (2012) How many companies use social media to recruit? Available at: http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/infographic-92-companies-recruit-social-media/ (Accessed: 9 November 2016).

Tan, J. (2016) ‘Topic 3: Want to be the Best among the Rest Online? READ THIS!’, 9 November. Available at: https://jefsunbear.wordpress.com/2016/11/09/topic-3-want-to-be-the-best-among-the-rest-online-read-this/ (Accessed: 10 November 2016).

Comments:

Brenden’s blog

Jef’s Blog

 

 

 

Topic 3: The Digital Era…. (#MANG2049)

To look at ways whereby we can develop an authentic online professional profile, let us first find out WHY do we want to develop such a profile

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Photo reference: (Sundberg, 2012)

Presence on Business Networking Platforms

Given the importance of social media sites to market oneself, for any job seeker, it becomes inevitable to develop an authentic online identity, at least on one, if not a few  professional social media sites.

Photo Reference: Email sent by LinkedIn to me
Photo Reference: Email sent by LinkedIn to me

To develop an authentic professional profile online, the background, qualification, skill set, attributes and even expectations of a candidate must be clear, concise and easily understood. Authenticity is important as it would stand the test of background check. An online profile is “really about doing what you do best in the right places.” (BBC,2013)

While having a presence in professional social media sites would increase the visibility of a candidate, to stand out among a pool of candidates,  another channel to present oneself would be through blogging.

Blogging

 

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Reference:(GIPHY, no date)

“Blogging” is sharing about your feedback on current affairs that can be presented critically. (admin, 2014).  “Companies are looking for candidates who can demonstrate critical thinking and solve problems in creative ways.” (Chappell,2016)

From my experience as a photographer, it was only when I posted some of my photos on my blog, with taglines that are also catchy, like “3 Friends Watching The World Go By” that I was spotted . It eventually open the way for me to be featured on ViewBug Galleries, “the World’s most rewarding photo community” and earned special recognition .

This is the power of having an authentic blog, where I can update my works real time, showcase my skill, reaching out to many talent scouters out there

IMG_3963.JPGPhoto reference: My photographic Facebook page.

Details of how this photo was crafted can be found here.

45% of LinkedIn’s readers are managers (Chappell, 2016).

Based on this revelation, these decision makers could be recruiters. Having a well thought through blog would again increase our chances of being picked up from a pool of competitors.

Blogging with an out of the box thinking can shape one’s professional identity , through  “Storytelling”

Storytelling

The video below demonstrates the Power of Storytelling.

Video Reference: (James Wedmore, 2013)

In conclusion, there are many online channels where we can build our identity. Channels where we can showcase our qualifications and training, our strengths, our thoughts and approach to life’s issues. We should not be afraid to hold different views, or to think out of the box, as this would be our true value. Only then, we can stand out in a crowd and be noticed.

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References:

Jobvite (2014) Social recruiting survey. Available at: https://www.jobvite.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Jobvite_SocialRecruiting_Survey2014.pdf (Accessed: 9 November 2016).

admin (2014) How blogging can help you get a job. Available at: http://www.theemployable.com/index.php/2014/10/28/blogging-can-help-get-job/ (Accessed: 9 November 2016).

BBC (2013) Job hunting: How to promote yourself online. Available at: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-25217962 (Accessed: 9 November 2016).

Chappell, M. (2016) Publishing on LinkedIn for College Students and Young Professionals. Available at: https://www.lynda.com/LinkedIn-tutorials/Publishing-LinkedIn-College-Students-Young-Professionals/505166-2.html (Accessed: 9 November 2016).

GIPHY (no date) Lisa Simpson GIF – find & share on GIPHY Available at: http://giphy.com/gifs/bloggers-iSrYjghqHhRJu (Accessed: 9 November 2016).

Hanigan, M. (2015) How LinkedIn fundamentally ruined recruitment. Available at: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/242554 (Accessed: 9 November 2016).

James Wedmore (2013) Storytelling (the power of telling stories). Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjllqUHQdNQ (Accessed: 9 November 2016).

LinkedIn (2016) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LinkedIn (Accessed: 9 November 2016).

Sundberg, J. (2012) How many companies use social media to recruit? Available at: http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/infographic-92-companies-recruit-social-media/ (Accessed: 9 November 2016).

Taylor, N.F. (2016) Hiring in the Digital Age: What’s Next for Recruiting? – See more at: http://www.Businessnewsdaily.Com/6975-future-of-recruiting.Html#sthash.5QCwqu6e.Dpuf. Available at: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/6975-future-of-recruiting.html (Accessed: 9 November 2016).