Final Assessment Post
Through “Living and Working on the Web”, I have benefited from conducting self-learning, research, content curation, sharing of information and discussion.
#MANG2049 has widened my perspective and knowledge on various aspects and every topic serves as a new discovery that is beneficial to help me with creating value for my network, building an online presence and professional identity. I would like to bring you through my process of development, thoughts and changes over the 12 days of “Living and Working on the Web”.
This module has been an eye opening journey as I was exposed to the digital world where I am taught to access, manage and evaluate online information.
Prior to this module, I often choose to read articles with catchy headlines that people share on Facebook and Twitter. Most of the time, I believe what I see or read is true and I fail to cross check them with other sources.
Over the span of this module, I realized I have cross and fact checked with other sources and critically evaluate before sharing or liking any content. Although sometimes I will be tricked into viewing the “Clickbait” title, I tend to be more cautious and skeptical before believing the information provided. Here is an example of a false news I chance upon on Twitter.
Due to the tight dateline, I was pushed to my limits to submit my blog post on a daily basis, I had made huge improvements in terms of my digital literacy skills. This also made me to become motivated, disciplined and efficient to produce work in a timely manner. Take a look at the infographic below for comparisons of my progress and development.
Previously, I did not fully maximize the effective use of social media. Despite being ranked as slightly skewed towards being a digital resident at the beginning, I realized that I had overlooked the aspect of leveraging on the online sources, tools and social platforms to create online identities, gaining recognition and creating opportunities.
Hence, I have developed my professional identity.
I was inactive on LinkedIn ever since I graduated from diploma. Managing a LinkedIn account increases the chances of an individual being noticed by potential employers and appearing on google searches to increase my credibility. Hence, I have replaced a more presentable and professional photo of myself. I also noticed that the information on my LinkedIn account are outdated. Thus, I have updated my information, skillset and expertise.
Before this module, there is little knowledge about what content should be posted and shared on my social media platforms. Having learnt that inappropriate content and behavior can result in negative impacts online, I became more aware of the content that I share, write and post on the web. Thus, I have revised, privated and deleted some of the negative comments posted on Facebook when I was young.
Previously, I have never taken into account the type of consequences that could result in a person’s information being hacked and manipulated by someone else. Therefore, I have taken the steps to change my privacy settings on Facebook to only allow certain people to view my account.
After embarking on Topic 3, I realized I should differentiate the purpose of each account which are suited for different audiences, needs and purposes. Adopting multiple online identities may require more time to manage. Hence, I have signed up for “Buffer Publish” to manage my social media platforms.
However, separation between personal and professional identity is essential to create a better image in the eyes of the employers. Thus, I have set up a separate Twitter account for professional usage. I realized how unprofessional my profile picture was and I do not want to confuse people by having too many different identities. Thus, I made changes to my Twitter, WordPress and LinkedIn account by having uploaded the same profile photo as well as my header image throughout the respective platforms.
Prior to this module, I only followed accounts that I’m interested in and my friends. After creating a professional Twitter and LinkedIn account, I followed influential accounts who shares insightful content and connected with potential employers.
In particular, I rarely contribute to online communities or participate in discussions.
Through this module, it gives me an opportunity to comment on my peer’s blog posts which exposed me to different point of views. MOOC allows me to participate in online communities which enable me to absorb valuable information and engage with professors who are more experienced. Further discussions enabled me to further my current thoughts and explore beyond the surface of information.
In addition, I also contributed to like, retweet and share content on my twitter account.
Hence, participating actively in online communities has reduced the chances of me being a victim of “Echo Chamber”. Having learnt that “Filter bubble” will restrict us from looking at different perspectives, I have taken the steps to free myself from it.
Below is a video to summarise of what I enjoy most about #MANG2049.
Through “Living and Working on the Web”, I have grown to become more disciplined and to take more responsibility of my own learning. Although this module is coming to an end, I will continue to develop my online profiles and bring the attitude of self-learning forward!
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*All Visuals and Video are done by me using Piktochart, VISME and Powtoon*