This is my own personal journey through the past 2 weeks learning how to live and work on the web.
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Let us backtrack to 2 weeks ago, where I did a digital literacy test and wrote a blog post all about it. Well… let’s see how much has changed ever since:
|Rating (Start)||Comments||Rating (End)||Comments|
|Accessing, managing and evaluating online information||3||-Able to use google to look for information||4||-Able to compare information from various sites and sieve out which information is important|
|Participating in online communities||2||-Uses Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr||4||-More active on wordpress and twitter
-Participating by using hashtags
-Creating tweets to draw others to my blog
|Building online networks around an area of interest||1||-Never done so||2||-Still have not created one but is able to use hashtags to find networks (e.g. #marketing)|
|Collaborating with others||3||-Able to communicate with mainly friends through social media||4||-Able to collaborate with students from the UK despite the physical barriers by using Twitter hashtags (#MANG2049 and #UOSM2033)|
|Creating online materials (text, audio, images, video)||2||-Only knows the basics||3||-Knows how to reference materials properly online, including videos from Youtube.
-Discovered Powtoon, Prezi etc.
|Managing your online identity||2||-Does not manage at all
-Finds no reason to do so
|4||-Knows the pros and cons between having single vs. multiple online identities
-Managing to link my social media links together
|Managing your online privacy and security||2||-Only knows basic privacy settings||3||-Knows more about privacy and it’s issues/ does not take it for granted as previously.
-Knows the importance of making full use of privacy controls.
I have improved by at least a point for all areas of my digital literacy! However, I still need to work on building my networks and I aim to start by following people whom are influential in the marketing industry. (e.g. @TedRubin)
These are 5 keypoints as a reminder to myself in the future and in helping me to build my online professional profile:
1. Going digital is a continuous learning process. Going forward, those who do not keep up will be at a disadvantage in terms of employability.
2. Keep a CONSISTENT online identity.
3. Connect.Update.Add value. I still stand strong to this catchphrase as the must-dos of having an online professional profile.
4. Be authentic. Be audacious. Don’t be so shy anymore Charmaine!
5. It is all up to me. What I choose to put on the internet and what I do will affect me in the long run. Remember this!
Some goals that I wish to achieve would be to have a online professional profile that I can be proud of by the end of my degree, which is in 2016. I would like to start reviewing my LinkedIn profile every 3 months from now on to add in any new information. This will also motivate me to get my b*tt off and do something new and to challenge myself!
Lastly, kudos to all my Soton classmates for being able to consistently post on their blogs while having such substantial content! *time management on point* I like how I was able to communicate with some of my classmates which I have not spoken to before! I will definitely be using the critical skills I have learnt to help me dig deeper in my future modules.
Special big thanks to Lisa and Olja for helping me through the module! 🙂