To introduce this topic, here is a recent TED talk by Ulrike Schultze. She utilises the online virtual world ‘Second Life‘ to illustrate the ways in which online social media can impact on the formation of our identity. Of particular relevance is her summary, between 12:24 and 13:52, that emphasises the fluid nature of identities and alludes … More Topic 2 – Who are we?
Having considered what it means to be a digital ‘native’, ‘immigrant’, ‘resident’ and ‘visitor’, I now understand their relative characteristics, merits and flaws. I began this topic with the assumption that I would naturally exemplify a digital ‘native’, in accordance with Prensky’s (2001) original concept, owing to my age and technological abilities. Upon conducting research, and exploring … More Topic 1: A Brief Reflection
On a 1 – 5 scale (1 represents ‘no experience’, and 5 represents ‘very experienced’), I have indicated how I would rate my current level of digital literacy against a set of criteria. I will re-visit this self-test at the end of the module and reconsider my digital literacy. Rating at start of module Comments Rating … More My Digital Profile: Self-Test
In today’s increasingly digital and dynamic world, it is no surprise that the conceptualisation of ‘Digital Natives’ and ‘Digital Immigrants’ by Prensky (2001) has been fiercely debated. Articles emerged just two years after Prensky’s original theory claiming that such a concept is outdated (White and Le Cornu, 2011), and this is testament to the digital world’s … More UoSM2008 – Topic 1
Having just retired from a long, arduous day on campus, I sit and think about all the tasks I squeezed into just one day. Before I know it, I’m drifting off into a spiral of thoughts about my role as an undergraduate student. For those of you that haven’t realised by now, I’m a thinker. … More Musings of a mere undergrad.