Hey everyone, welcome back to the week 11 blogpost. This is the last one before submitting them all for online presence in BCM112. Exciting stuff.
We all know we have some sort of online persona, even if we think we are completely ourselves. I know personally that on Facebook and Instagram, I make my life look fun and exciting at all times. I never post anything about the boring things I do or half the time when i’m doing nothing at all but lying in my bed. I don’t post the stuff about having to go to uni and studying and going to my weekend job. It’s all out with friends either eating or partying.
As said in the lecture, having an online persona is like wearing a mask and wearing clothes. There’s so much more to a person that you don’t know about when you see them from a social media platform. Which I guess is a perk when wanting to design your own life and feel good about yourself, but there also needs to be a reality check on that.
In an article by the Huffington Post, it is said that maintaining an online image is becoming so important as it now promotes a brand and and helps expand you social network. You see this through YouTubers, especially vloggers and lifestyle bloggers. Their life and image has to be exciting enough to maintain audience interaction with their content.
We all have an online persona, no matter how hard we try to keep it as real as possible there are things we post for a reason and things we don’t post for a reason.
Hi all. Here today I am posting to inform you all on a project I am conducting. My project is based around my curiosity to the question ‘Do students that study via distance miss out on professional guidance and experiences. Coming from a rural town with a University that only conducts 3 courses, gives students from rural areas more of an opportunity to study online as a lot of students have difficulty with the moving away from home process and wanting to continue to work or have families.
I have conducted many interviews with students that study online and gotten their thoughts and what they seem to manage with while studying online. A survey will be created within the next week also for absolutely anyone to move froward with more opinions on the matter. I will be posting the interview outcomes on my blog regularly so audiences can grab more of an insight to each individuals experiences.
I will be communicating with you all through Twitter, Facebook, Moodle and this blog with regular updates and research found that is connected to my project and what i’m trying to discover here. The research I have already conducted are very relevant and have helped me kicked off this project and put me in a direction and what I want to figure out.
With my survey information I will be able to gather statistics about the topic and put together the final thought of if online study is effective to students and if it’s really worth going to actual university if you can just study in the comfort of your own home. I hope for all of you to keep in the loop of my project process and are continuously interested. Any questions to be asked just contact me through any social media platform.