A PowToon to illustrate my Self-test
“What? An online module..so not looking forward to it” I whined to my friends as I knew about #MANG2049.
#Mang 2049 was the third module since university days started, I must admit we aren’t as close to our classmates that we will comment on each other’s work in class. Thankfully, this module gave us the opportunity to comment and learn from each other, and I got to know more about them through the “About me” section.
The fruitful journey continues!!!
In topic 1’s review, I classified myself with a term I learnt, a Digital Visitor. I felt that social media was just a platform that “wonderful” images were uploaded for others to envy. Moreover, it was evident in Topic 4 which spoke about the ethics of social media. People do actually get paid for their reviews and post.
Surprisingly, through this module I learnt that social media is not just about posting great edited pictures about your life or deciding if that information can be trusted, it’s more than that.
In topic 2’s multiple identity, it showed me a different viewpoints of having a personal identity and a professional identity which leads me to think…
“Do I have a professional identity?”
Upon the completion of topic 3, I was extremely motivated to create that professional image for employable ability as I do want to get noticed early. Creating a LinkedIn was rather manageable with the extensive research I did for Topic 3.
Do click here to read more about the projects and events I executed.
However, upon reading my classmates post, I also learnt that other digital tools like You tube can be a great form of getting future employers to notice you.
Moving on, as a digital visitor, I did not own a Twitter account before this module.However, we were told to create one.
I still remembered during hangout 12, there was a technical glitch. Thankfully, for Twitter, it enabled our lecturer to update us and provided alternative links to proceed on instantaneously. Indeed, that’s the power of social media.
Upon acknowledging the power, I have started following accounts that interest me, hoping to broaden my horizon in the retail industry. Twitter has kept me updated with the list of internships companies I was interested in.
In order for companies to notice you, I learnt the importance of how we need to manage the digital footprints we create each day. It did not came across to my mind that my future employees may “google me”!
As a Digital Visitor, it was truly an enriching module that I least expect myself to benefit so much from it. I will always dread such online modules but till #MANG 2049, I am no longer afraid of having to deal with living and working on the web as I do know how to protect and showcase the best in me.
Thank you Dr Lisa Harris, Dr Sarah Hewitt & Dr Nicholas Fair 🙂
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