The Open Access Debate

Open access is “about making all scientific research content available for anyone anywhere in the world” (Shockey and Eisen, 2012). The short video below explains the key difference between open and restricted access, using the characters of Charles and Julie. Throughout this module, we have been embracing the digital tools and information available to us in order … More The Open Access Debate

Final thoughts on the ethics involved in the use of social media

I was amazed by the vast amount of ethical issues which were covered in topic four’s discussion, so much so that I decided to gather all the ideas that we, as a group, explored in the diagram below. I chose to focus on a specific area involving online privacy: whether or not our potential employer … More Final thoughts on the ethics involved in the use of social media

Do our potential employers have the right to spy on us?

During topic three’s discussion of developing an authentic online profile, I touched on the fact that 93% of recruiters are using or planning on using social media in their recruitment efforts (Jobvite, 2014). Is this ethical? Do our potential employers have the right to spy on us? “Yes, why not?” As Lauren Riley (2014) points out, … More Do our potential employers have the right to spy on us?

Looking back on authentic professional profiles

Topic three’s discussion of developing authentic online profiles was incredibly insightful and plagued with original responses. While I introduced a ‘how to’ approach, others engaged with key areas in developing an authentic personal brand. Leah made me consider the possible mistakes that we can make as we build our professional profile, such as failing to … More Looking back on authentic professional profiles

How to develop your authentic online professional profile

Following topic two’s discussion of online identities, online presence is essentially the product of all of all of them. Statistics reveal that 93% of recruiters use or plan to use social media in their recruiting efforts (Jobvite, 2014). As career hungry second and final year students, we should be aiming to develop a professional online … More How to develop your authentic online professional profile