'Net'-working in the 21st Century: Opportunity or Challenge?

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Keynote speech delivered at the Nordic Careers Network Conference on 2 June 2010, focussing on web 2.0 technologies and social media and their use and effectiveness in higher education careers work. Relates different technologies to DOTS model and maps their effectiveness for different CDL (career development learning) activities.

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  • 1. Net-working in the 21st Century: Opportunity or Challenge?
    Helen Pownall
    University of Manchester, UK
  • 2. The Internet Is It a Useful Tool for Our Toolkit?
    The internet, web 2.0 and social media
    How the web and social media impact on careers work
    Some of the opportunities presented by the internet
    Some of the challenges and concerns
    Is it worth it?
    Tips for making it work
  • 3. Early Visions of the Internet
  • 4. The advance of computer and telecommunications technologies holds great promise for individuals and society. From convenience for consumers and efficiency in commerce to improved public health and safety and increased participation in democratic institutions, these technologies can fundamentally transform our lives.
    Bruce Koball, computer technologist and consultant (1992)
  • 5. I had (and still have) a dream that the Web could be less of a television channel and more of an interactive sea of shared knowledge. I imagine it immersing us as a warm, friendly environment made of the things we and our friends have seen, heard, believe or have figured out. I would like it to bring our friends and colleagues closer, in that by working on this knowledge together we can come to better understandings.
    Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the Internet and HTML (1995)
  • 6. The Internet - 2010
    live chat
  • 7. The Reality of Virtual
    Instant information on anything
    Communication with anyone anywhere
    You too can be a publisher
    More things possible every day
    • Information overload
    • 8. 24/7 always on culture and erosion of privacy
    • 9. No quality control hard to assess validity
    • 10. Pace of technological advance can overwhelm