Exercise 5: Digital Identity

Part 1:

Name: Jesse Maxwell Perez

Nothing much appears when I Google Jesse Maxwell Perez. The first link of Facebook given is that of the actual Jesse Maxwell Perez I was searching. Thankfully, not much information is given. It simply shows some interests such as films and music tastes. Moving on, the rest of Google has nothing on my search, however his MPM 107 blog does come up on the second page of Google. I can assume that it will move up the charts as the course progresses. That would be very good for his name because professors, as well as potential job seekers would find his academic and responsible blog with ease. I did a quick search on Pipl, however his specific identity did not come up in the results. All this would say that Jesse’s personal online identity has been kept well hidden. I would say that this shows that he is not very active online, but he could be using an alias name. That being said, it would be difficult for potential job seekers to find any public media work done by Jesse.

Part 2:

Sam Legros

Carlos Sabbah

A great way to stay on top of your name in the online world would be to purchase a domain using your name. From there, you may create a website, portfolio, blog, or another source of information to develop your online identity. It does not stop there, it is recommended to research what is already being said about you. By using several online tools, virtually any information pertaining to your name can be found. Simply by staying on top of your online presence is beneficial towards your virtual integrity. Most of all, having control of what you say or what is being said about you is very important. Most people lose track of all the information about themselves online, however, it is not impossible to keep track and do something about it. (Russell, 2011)

This article was chosen for a specific reason, it was at the top of Google search for the search terms “how to get to the top of google search”. It provides a simple structure outlining several techniques in order to obtain the top slot of Google’s search index. Many of the techniques are to do with the planning aspect of any project. Having a sound foundation of knowing what needs to be done before is high recommended here. All it comes down to is how can a web page be viewed by the largest target audience possible? Through the use of mobility, key words, social media, content, purpose, and so on. Having consistent quality with all of these aspects will help with Google’s servers to detect correlation between searches and your content, thus granting you the top spot on the search terms. (Simmons, 2013)

Sources:

Russell, Joyce A. “Career Coach: Know Your Online Identity.” Capital Business. The Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2011. Web. 06 Oct. 2013. <http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2011-04-17/business/35231468_1_online-identity-web-site-facebook-account>.

Simmons, Grant. “Ten Tips to the Top of Google.” Search Engine Watch. Inclusive Interactive Marketing LLC, 27 Aug. 2013. Web. 09 Oct. 2013. <http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2066301/Ten-Tips-to-the-Top-of-Google>.

Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

The taxonomy that Bloom created as well as the one his former student revised are really something to think about. Now, both of these diagrams have not been updated in over ten years. Much has changed in that time in regards to this concept, however it is all still relevant. Today, with everything being so fast paced and readily available at the touch of a button, it’s unrealistic for myself to fully comprehend each step of the outline done by Bloom. The most difficult process for myself would be between understanding and applying. I am making reference to the re-evaluated taxonomy. For example, I took some online courses of HTML coding and I would say that I used to know how to code HTML because they had great instructions. However, when it came to actually applying the codes on my own to a blank sheet, I could not do it. I understood how to make an element, but the application of a complete HTML page seems out of my league. That is when I learned how much weight the concept of understanding is during a learning process.

I do agree with analyzing after application as the process. Receiving critiques from peers is a great way to learn something. One line that stood out to me (and not because it was in bold) was that “Collaboration is not a 21st Century Skill, it is a 21st Century Essential”. It seems that this generation was not raised with this mentality, therefore it’s difficult to maintain a productive, working relation with class mates. I feel that many students today are just, well, lazy. Working together is a difficult task, however, when optimized it can achieve great results.

Source:

http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy