Week 7: Reflective Writing
I am a passionate social media user, especially Facebook and Instagram. Recently, I faced a situation on Facebook that had a huge impact on me. I am aware of the situation and fact that using social media has a huge positive impact on communication skills and its improvement. There was an episode when my Face book account was hacked and there was a security break. I utilized a fairly basic secret key and thus the interlopers could hack my account quite effectively. I understood that my account has been hacked as I was not able login to my account. My friends and colleagues additionally griped of the fact that I posted something indecent on their Facebook walls, which I have not made by any means. This made me understand the reality and I comprehended that my account was hacked by all means.
The experience happened on account of the absence of security actions that I should have received. I formed and used a weak secret key, as a matter of first importance. In addition to that, I opened my account from public PC systems, which made my account susceptible against assailants. There was also the fact that on more than one occasion I have neglected to logout after my session was over. Thirdly, I have not altered my secret password for a long period. Every one of these variables has added to the security rupture of my social communication account.
I have learnt of the way that it is hazardous to embrace a thoughtless approach whilst surfing the online social networking system. I have understood that I ought to have adopted a cautious strategy while utilizing Facebook or another web-based social networking system. I have additionally understood that it is not sheltered to use social network sites on general public PC systems. I ought to be more cautious in future since there is a considerable measure of assailants and malware in today's time of technological progressions.
I would stop to work my account from public PC systems in future. They are not appropriate for my account. I additionally need to introduce proper antivirus programming on my laptops and desktops so that any such future assaults can be counteracted.
Positive And Negatives
The constructive piece of the circumstance incorporated the way that I have acquired more mindfulness with respect to digital security. One unconstructive characteristic of the understanding was that my old account was traded off and I have misplaced many essential contacts.
Week 11: Personal Ethical Framework
The personal ethical framework is defined as follows:
ICT Professional and the Responsibilities
A proper ICT expert is the individual who holds quick to the ACS Code of Ethics (Boughton, 2013). These ethics should be clung to while working in the affiliation. A respectable ICT expert would keep up cheerful relationship with all the distinctive sorts of individuals in the affiliation. They should take after the sets of principles while working in the affiliation. He or she ought to similarly upgrade the esteem, regard and sufficiency of being an expert (Berleur& Whitehouse, 2013).
Work Ethics and Values
My dedicated states of mind consider the way that I would be clear and sensible under all conditions. The persevering states of mind give most extraordinary centrality to genuine lead while playing out the work commitments in the workplace. The persevering states of mind related to dependability should not to be bartered under any conditions (Holmes & Stubbe, 2015). One of the qualities that are basic to me is the aggregate responsibility towards work and no misusing of time while performing in available time. This would in like manner help in the usage of the best aptitudes and furthermore data for each one of the accomplices.
Communication with colleagues at the workplace
I confide in the way that correspondence is most fundamental while keeping up proficient holding (DeKay, 2012). I attempt to pass on my words and assessments at my working spot in an unmistakable and clear way, which would help me to connect with each one of the people from the affiliation. I furthermore attempt to use distinctive sorts of the online networking locales, which would be valuable in starting more participation with my nearby accomplices.
Diversity in the Workplace
The varying characteristics of the representatives in a workplace are imperative with the ultimate objective of making suitable progressive accomplishment (Barak, 2016). I assume that the definitive systems should reinforce the pleasant associations of the extensive number of people working in the affiliation starting from different foundations. I in like manner eventually make endeavors to bond with each one of the people from the affiliation autonomous of their race, religion, explanation of confidence or skin shading. I assume this develops joint effort in the affiliation, which is fundamental for fulfilling the definitive targets.
Week 12: Successful Completion
Part A- Justification
There have been fruitful finishing of the course and all the learning results have been satisfied. I have examined about the fundamental establishments of the powerful relational correspondence and undivided attention aptitudes. I have additionally made a system for recognizing the cooperation in associations. I have made thoughts that mirror my solid and powerless relational abilities by doing SWOT investigation of my presentation aptitudes. I have likewise occupied with conveying successful presentations by recommending ranges of change of my shortcomings. I have additionally examined about the moral significance and conduct in the associations by understanding the ACS Code of Ethics. I have shown a comprehension of the ICT devices to enhance the hierarchical procedures by examining the significance of basic deduction abilities for ICT experts. The use of the rising technologies like the social media websites have likewise been set up by me. This helped me to comprehend the distinctive technological progressions in enhancing the coordinated effort and correspondence forms. This reflecting on my progress and the completion of the course would be helping me to check what has been done till now and what more is required to be covered. This justification was required to state exactly the outcome and future needs of the course.
Part B- Feedback
There are two things that I have enjoyed about this course.The first thing is that it has centered on a hands on subject with adequate functional abilities. Practical knowledge is important as it is long staying, easier to grasp, asks for practice and involves application of it and dealing with difficult situations in life (Heiskanen, Thidell& Rodhe, 2016). Additionally, I have likewise loved the emphasis on the relational abilities, which is imperative in today's cutting edge professional workplace. They are important in securing a job and do well in it. It can advance my career and improve my levels of productivity and business relationships (Robles, 2012). This would help me to wind up noticeably as a compelling communicator and enhance my gaps in the conveyance of successful presentations.
There should be potential change of the two regions of this course. There should be more top to bottom investigation of the ICT apparatuses and their extent of change. This would improve the viability of the learner and they would have the capacity to present themselves better in an expert setting. In depth analyses would help the learner in future to solve problems and improve the quality of the processes which are a part of his job (Romiszowski, 2016). It is imperative to consolidate more practical aptitudes so that the learners can get handy perspective of the ICT ideas.
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