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Encouraging sharing within a social network

The findings of a survey based on 802 teens shows that when it comes to sharing on social network, more might mean better. The survey showed that the more connections young people had on Facebook, the more likely they are to share more information and more active in keeping their online social presence up to date. This has implications on privacy and online safety for young people online.

From the perspective of my work, I look at this and I wonder if there might be a something I can learn from this. Would the young people I work with online be more active in maintaining an online presence and in sharing with other young people in the iScoil community if they had more connections with other students? How could this be encouraged? Efforts at providing a list on online users, a shared forum and a Facebook group have shown that there is little uptake.

This finding does pertain to young people with over 600 connections on Facebook and who check their account several times a day which places them in a category of young people who are highly social and engaged in an online social experience. This type of young person may not be strongly represented among the iScoil population.

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Encouraging sharing within a social network

The findings of a survey based on 802 teens shows that when it comes to sharing on social network, more might mean better. The survey showed that the more connections young people had on Facebook, the more likely they are to share more information and more active in keeping their online social presence up to date. This has implications on privacy and online safety for young people online.

From the perspective of my work, I look at this and I wonder if there might be a something I can learn from this. Would the young people I work with online be more active in maintaining an online presence and in sharing with other young people in the iScoil community if they had more connections with other students? How could this be encouraged? Efforts at providing a list on online users, a shared forum and a Facebook group have shown that there is little uptake.

This finding does pertain to young people with over 600 connections on Facebook and who check their account several times a day which places them in a category of young people who are highly social and engaged in an online social experience. This type of young person may not be strongly represented among the iScoil population.

Time management and the lack there of

Undertaking this masters degree has provided me with many challenges which have tested me and provided me with opportunities to see where my weaknesses, professional and in many cases personal, lie. I think it’s fair to say that those who do best at part-time degrees while also maintaining a job are those with the strongest time management skills. I have found it difficult over the second year of this programme in particular to find the time this level of study requires. Professionally I’ve never been busier nor have I ever been happier at work. Also personal relationships don’t care if you have to write a few hundred words this weekend. It’s an area I’ve found myself lacking in and one that I find myself most preoccupied with addressing as this period of study draws to a close. It has also provided me with personal insight into the challenges of further education. Increasingly people are choosing postgraduate degrees to supplement their qualifications and progress professionally. Fully understanding the level of commitment required is essential to a successful academic experience and one that elearning will increasingly play a role in from a education provider’s perspective.