Topic 5: Reflection

I chose to focus my response to this topic on open access (OA) from the perspective of an academic. While I had some basic knowledge on this topic already, I had very little appreciation of its scope; it certainly proved a challenge to remain concise. Hesitation over the transition to OA is evidently the result … More Topic 5: Reflection

Topic 5: Open Access for the Average Academic

[Source:]. What is open access? Click here to find out… Clearly, disparity exists with regard to knowledge accessibility in today’s society. Paradoxically, it appears that despite an increasingly digital society, information is not effectively reaching the intended audience. This is because journals charge for access rights; they essentially have a monopoly on research dissemination (Harnad … More Topic 5: Open Access for the Average Academic

Topic 4: Reflection

The learning curve from this topic has been exponential! There has been such great peer-to-peer interaction, and some stimulating intellectual conversations have emerged as a result. I chose to pursue a more technical aspect of social media and examine how tracking technologies are used in the corporate world and the extent to which they are (un)ethical. Others have … More Topic 4: Reflection

Topic 4: Corporate Social Media & the Dark Side of the Web

Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched? Well, the technologies utilised by businesses within social media might mean that you really are being watched. Substantial ethical issues are raised as a result, predominantly regarding privacy; social media may not be the safe haven many believe it to be. The Bright Side: It … More Topic 4: Corporate Social Media & the Dark Side of the Web

Topic 3: Reflection

As part of this topic, I have learnt that creating and managing professional, authentic online identities is far from easy. A great deal of time and effort is needed to maintain high-quality profiles (Nyman, 2014b). From conversations with staff from the University’s ILIaD department, I discovered an alternative platform on which to create an authentic … More Topic 3: Reflection

ISIC – Day 6

NDTV Studios “The day we became international stars”… Okay that’s an exaggeration but it’s our only claim to fame! The early start was well worth it, as we were fortunate enough to be a part of the NDTV news broadcast. We were interviewed by — on the Indian national news channel NDTV. The show is … More ISIC – Day 6

ISIC – Day 5

“The Productive Day”. Today has been coined with this term for obvious reasons: it was productive. After hours of deliberation and intense brain-racking, we finally got somewhere! For this progress we owe special thanks to the supplementary Jindal members in our team. We were tasked with more ideation today, to begin honing in on a … More ISIC – Day 5

ISIC15 – Day 3

“The Inspiring Day”. British Council round table on women empowerment. Sakah Cabs (Azad foundation). Incredible women. Empowered, strong, resilient, defying and inspirational. This motivated us greatly to achieve our goals in this ISIC challenge.

ISIC15 – Day 2

Guest speakers from UnLtd India began the day by encouraging us to work as a team and discuss the various issues that Indian women face today, and how these issues differ between both the UK and India. After thorough discussion, team-building exercises and beginning to hone in on a project idea, 5 of us were … More ISIC15 – Day 2