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Archive for September 2011

COM125 Blog Post #5 : Effective Learning Through the Use of Digital Media: Can it be Done?

September 30, 2011

As the American psychologist and educator John Dewey once said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself”. Education does not simply end after graduation from school. The world is constantly evolving; to continually educate oneself is a way to stay informed and relevant. Can learning be made more effective through the use […]

COM125 Blog Post #4: Issues about security, privacy and legal issues for e-businesses

September 25, 2011

This week, I’ll be touching on various online security, privacy and legal issues for businesses. The basic definition of e-business is the process of buying, transferring, or exchanging products, services, and/or information via computer networks, including the internet. The internet has grown from its original roots as a means of transferring information to a fully […]

COM125 Blog Post #3: A Noob’s Guide to Google+

September 17, 2011

For this week’s blog entry, my lecturer gave various suggestions for us to immerse in social media and how we relate to it. Heeding his advice, I decided to join a new social network site and write about my initial experience. What’s the hottest new social networking site in the interweb tubes? Of course it’s […]

COM125 POST #2: Some thoughts on Social Media

September 11, 2011

Wikipedia defines Social Media¬†as ” the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue”. Take a simple example: Wikipedia is “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.” Just fifty years ago owning an encyclopedia series would cost a fortune, and the rich could afford it. Fast forward today: Just by […]

COM125: Some thoughts on the Internet

September 4, 2011

The word “internet”: so ubiquitous that my automated word-check allows me to spell it without a capital “I”. There is a statement my lecturer said that caught my attention during his introductory lecture on the internet: “The internet will be increasingly ‘invisible’ as time goes by”. Why is this so? Well, take the example of […]