MOOCs

  When first hearing about a MOOC, or seeing an image like the one above, it would seem that they are a pretty good alternative. Being able to complete a course, online, for free, at the same time as thousands of other students around the world, and possibly having that course associated with a well […]

Online Identity Construction

In my lifetime I have been a bandicoot, an italian man, a rich older version of myself, a purple dragon, a young African American man,   a wrestler, a Japanese fighter… and the list continues. These are some of the avatars that I have ‘played as’ over the years. Maybe one day the online world […]

The Google Generation

Born in 1993 and have been using computers and technology since Kindergarten. Yes, I am definitely apart of this so called Google Generation. I like the fact that the CIBER paper debunks myths about the google generation, that are spread through society by the media… and many parents. Parents who ask their teenage children to […]

Week 8: Industrial media vs Crowdsourced news

  This week really presented the question on whether there is a role for industrial media anymore. I think there is no right or wrong answer, because there will be different opinions by everyone, and how do we really know who is right? But as Bruns said, the field of journalism has entered a crisis […]

Did you know I was Time’s person of the year once…

…so were you, kind of. In 2006, Time Magazine ‘You’ (us, we, the users of the world wide web) the people of the year. I know I am six years late in discovering this, but it reminded me of the content of DIGC202- growth of internet technologies, user created content, social networks, citizen journalism, creation, remixing, […]