Topic 2: Discuss the arguments for and against having more than one online identity

The web is playing an increasingly important role in the ways in which we communicate, engage, work and learn within 21st century society (Costa and Torres, 2011), bringing the idea of the ‘online identity’ to the forefront of contemporary living. In his work, A Presentation of Self, Erving Goffman analysed how individuals perform to reflect … More Topic 2: Discuss the arguments for and against having more than one online identity

Topic 1: Reflection

Topic 1 has already introduced me to a series of new concepts and theories. I had never heard of Prensky’s (2001) typologies before embarking upon this module, nor did I have any interest in following/using blogs. Thus, I can already say that this module has opened me up to a whole new method of learning, … More Topic 1: Reflection

Topic 1: Digital Residents and Digital Visitors

In recent years, technology has played a crucial role in the construction of society as we know it. Prensky (2001) delved deeper into this concept and offered the typologies of the ‘Digital Native’ and the ‘Digital Immigrant’. Although significantly outdated – and particularly criticised – he described the ‘Native’ as somebody who is completely at … More Topic 1: Digital Residents and Digital Visitors