Topic 5 (Reflection): Open Access, opening the doors to opportunities

After exploring the flip sides discussed by my peers, I came to a conclusion that the power of Open Access (OA) outweighs the concerns. OA opens up the doors to publicity for an individual, allowing innovation and creativity to be recognized. Major concerns of OA Indeed, we cannot neglect the concerns of OA. As highlighted … More Topic 5 (Reflection): Open Access, opening the doors to opportunities

Topic 5: Should we pay for knowledge?

Online tools enabled everyone to attain all the information and resources that we desire. Imagine having all these data locked up and restricted, would that be a desirable outcome for the content producers? Open Access (OA) refers to free, immediate and online availability of research articles with the rights to use these articles fully in the … More Topic 5: Should we pay for knowledge?

Topic 4 (Reflection): The online world needs ethics too

The blogs written by my peers explored the different ethical issues in both business and educational perspectives. Business Context In Topic 3, I talked about how social hiring is turning into a norm. I learned from Norman that discrimination existed through e-screening. Unobtainable information (political views and interests etc) can be extracted from social profiles that … More Topic 4 (Reflection): The online world needs ethics too

Topic 4: oops! Businesses caught having fake reviews

Previously, I talked about how an individual’s professional profile reveals one’s personality. It goes the same for a business. Its social sites are a representation of the company’s brand, reputation and image. The internet enabled businesses to influence people easily with the increase in accessibility, reach and transparency. However, people tend to overlook the ethical … More Topic 4: oops! Businesses caught having fake reviews

Topic 3 (Reflection): Don’t lose your job because of a tweet!

After reading my peers’ blogs, I have learnt other various ways in developing an authentic professional profile apart from building professional sites and blogging. Watch your online behavior! Brenden’s post emphasizes on being cautious with our actions on the internet. Through his examples, I learnt that it is vital to be wary of what our … More Topic 3 (Reflection): Don’t lose your job because of a tweet!

Topic 3: Are you comfortable with your boss looking through your social profiles?

Living in the digital era Social media sites have transformed the way we interact with each other, affecting not just our personal lives but also providing job opportunities (Hennig, 2015). Social hiring is turning into a norm with 73% of employers turning to social networks as a tool for recruitment (jobvite.com, 2014). Done by: Angeline … More Topic 3: Are you comfortable with your boss looking through your social profiles?