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MPM107 Web Literacy

11 Oct

Understanding what you are looking at on the web is very important. Basically anyone who has access to a computer is able to create a website

so it is important to be able to know how to distinguish what you are looking at.  One tip given was “Look for the author’s name near the top or the bottom of the page. If you can’t find a name, look for a copy

right credit (©) or link to an organization.” (Duke University). I found this tip to be a great tip. The reason I say this is because in my opinion if you were going to take the time to create a document and post it online, you would want to the credit, so you would use something to mark and give your self the credit, or your company would take credit if you created it for them. I think the websites below are a great resource to check out if you want to learn any other tips to help you evaluate websites.

Works Cited

Libraries, Duke University. Evaluating Web Pages . 25 8 2007. <;.


MPM107 Self Directed Learning

11 Oct

Self directed learning is explained by John M. Read as “values acquired through self-study, insight and observation.” (Read). I think that self-directed learning is so important. I have found many times that I have been able to understand something better if I was the one who was exploring and figuring it out on my own. For me this is usually with a ‘hands-on’ subject. I think though even when someone is teaching you something. Ex. History, and it is more lecture type, the self-directed learning could also include things such as asking questions, and being able to interact with the person teaching you. I know this may not be exactly what self directed learning is but I think it is apart of it. I think I could improve on self-directed learning, by bringing this into different areas of learning. For example, if we discuss something I don’t understand, or cannot grasp as well I can actually go and find a way to learn it in my own way. Whether that is through exploration of actually doing this, or even just going through readings on my own time. Overall I think from my own experience that self directed learning can be helpful for a different way of learning.


Works Cited

Read, J. M. (2001). Developing Self-Directed Learning, Research and Practice in Human Resource Management, 9(1), 119-137.

MPM107 Digital Identity

7 Oct

Today me and my partner did a quick google search of one another. The point of this was to see how other people will see us when they search us on google. It is part of our digital identity or the footprint we have created online. My partner, in my opinion, was successful, nothing came up about her. This is because for most websites (mostly social media) she goes my different names, which means they will not attach to one another. When she searched my name, many of my social media sites came up. Although i would not mind if they did link together, i thought if i wanted to create a digital identity, i would have to figure out something to separate my personal stuff from the professional aspect. I decided that because all of my personal social media already goes by my full real name, i would create a different name which my professional digital identity would go by, which is now Christina D. I also found this useful because it is much shorter and easy for someone to remember. This was a strategy i think would work to be the most effective because i enjoy the social media sites i currently have, and although there is nothing on them which an employer or teacher would dislike, i think it is much better to have two separate areas, so that in the event i do post something they may not like, i will not have to be as worried. I know in weeks coming up in the class we will be learning about how to help our sites become noticed, for now I’m going to use the tactic we learned in class which is tagging your blog with the same tags (about 3) and continue to build my blog.