Welcome to my blog that I have set up for the module ‘Living and Working on the Web’- UOSM2088.
I am very excited to start this journey of blogging which is a very new experience for me!
I have attached a table below which shows my self assessment on how I would rate my current rate of digital literacy from a scale of 1-5, where 1 is very inexperienced/poor and 5 is very experienced/good. On completion of this module, I will revisit this table to show my improvements through the semester.
|Rating at start of module||Comments||Rating at end of module||Comments|
|Accessing, managing and evaluating online information||2||I am adept at gathering relevant information that I requite online however I believe I can streamline this process as I have fallen into the trap of making too much of a broad search which takes up a more than substantial amount of time.|
|Participating in online communities||3||I enjoy communicating online with others and have a variety of social media accounts in which I can do so.|
|Building online networks around an area of interest||2||I tend to follow a lot of blogs that I have an interest in but at times I can refrain from actively involving myself with them which perhaps hinders my ability to network with others more.|
|Collaborating with others on shared projects||2||As social secretary for the Tennis society, I am continuously involved in creating and organizing events every week for the team which allows me to collaborate with others. However, I feel that there is more for me to explore and develop on.|
|Creating online materials (text, audio, images, video)||2||I am able to use softwares such as photoshop and to a certain extent WordPress which allows me to create content online. However, it does take me time to learn how to use different online materials to produce this.|
|Managing your online identity||3||I have quite a strong online presence, however there are some platforms in which I am quite inconsistent with such as LinkedIn.|
|Managing your online privacy and security||3||As someone who has access to most social media platforms, I tend to put my settings on private as I only like to connect with people I know online. However, on a platform such as Twitter I have made it public which perhaps makes it easier for me to connect with not only just my followers but with those I do not know.|
Q1 Why did you choose the module?
As someone who engages frequently with social media and online networks, I thought it would be the perfect module to showcase my creativity as well as be able to improve my writing skills, allowing me to achieve a genuine connection with my online audience. I was also keen on the fact that there were no lectures!
Q2 What in particular do you want to learn from the module?
I hope that this module will help me develop a good degree of punctuality, in the sense that I would have acquired the skill to digest a topic every fortnight whilst also producing a coherent piece of work.
Q3 Which degree programme are you studying?
Q4 Have you studied online before?
I haven’t studied online before; however, I have used online resources such as watching YouTube tutorials which have been able to assist me in my studies or in an area I’m confused in.