Hello, Challenges this week were identifying all the inputs (resources) needed to deliver our waste management application. However, acknowledging we should collaborate with an app developer improved my leadership and problem-solving skills. My teamwork skills advanced as we divided the formative assessment tasks amongst group members, consequently bolstering my public speaking skills as I can … More Week 7 – Inputs and Activities
Hi, This week we were introduced to the Theory of Change (TOC) framework, below. Understanding the TOC framework was a challenge, especially forming ‘intermediate outcomes’ for our inefficient recycling solution idea – an application. A rewarding aspect was narrowing down our target audience to first year students, of Geography in particular. This allowed us to … More Week 6 – Introduction to Theory of Change
Hello, Challenging aspects this week was creating opportunity areas, as taking one step back having already identified solutions to our problem was difficult. Moreover, agreeing on one solution to take forward was a challenge, as we had multiple. A rewarding point was the agreement on our solution idea, a recycling app. This will be downloadable … More Week 5 – Create Opportunity Areas and Brainstorming
Hi, Rewarding aspects of this week were the strengthening of my key skills. My leadership skills improved, as I decided for three different stakeholders we should identify a gap/unintended consequence, to demonstrate our wide research for the upcoming presentation. For the council, the unintended consequence of collecting waste bins fortnightly was rodents. Consequently, my problem … More Week 4 – Mapping the Solutions Landscape: Where are the gaps?
Welcome back, This week we identified the stakeholders addressing inefficient recycling – student societies, the council and businesses being a few. Thinking about stakeholders broadened my problem solving skills, alongside developing my leadership skills, as it was my decision to divide the solutions ecosystem table, below, between us five. My team-working skills also advanced, as … More Week 3 – Mapping the Solutions Landscape: Who’s doing what?
Hi, Having established our student problem as inefficient recycling, we researched into the underlying causes of this issue. I developed my leadership skills by proposing we create a google document so group members can add their research to the document. Sharing information should continue if peers find useful research for the section of others, as … More Week 2 – Mapping the Problem Landscape: Causes
Between June and August 2017, I decided to try a 12 week summer shred. Having been a frequent gym user for 2 years, I wanted to experience the mental and physical effects of my first proper diet, the latter of more interest to me for sure. Starting weight – 83.7kg, 13st 1lb, 184.5lbs I used … More My 12 week summer shred experience
Hi, I chose Social Enterprise as it allows me to consolidate my brand through blogging. Having started blogging recently, I want to continue creating engaging and concise posts, as it will help me blog about fitness in the future. Reflecting on my current skillset, university has enabled me to develop my teamwork and public speaking … More Week 1 – Introduction to Social Enterprise
In hindsight, UOSM 2033 has enhanced my online professional profile substantially, something all other modules I participate in cannot offer. Looking at my module self-review, above, my feeling towards all categories has increased. An area I am now most confident in is ‘participating in online communities’. Before UOSM 2033, I had never truly engaged in … More Auf wiedersehen cyber buddies
My initial understanding of open access was that information online can be obtained by anyone for free, amongst academic journals and newspapers for example. Advantages and disadvantages of open access to content producers ranged from widespread recognition through their citation, to a robbing of revenue respectively. Further consequences of open access to content producers can … More Topic 5 Reflection