Watch the TEDx Youth talk from Nicola Osborne (2 Dec 2016)
This short presentation provides information and useful advice on managing your digital footprint and how to create an effective online presence. It includes information on taking control of your online presence, some common misunderstandings, how to manage your digital footprint, and much more.
Digital Footprint and e-professionalism (approx. 9 mins)
This short presentation provides information and useful advice on managing your digital footprint and e-professionalism. It includes information on professional bodies’ guidelines, what you need to consider online, and useful advice about being professional online.
Further information and resources can be found www.ed.ac.uk/iad/digitalfootprint
At a workshop with students from Nursing Studies, we discussed e-professionalism, including the professional bodies’ guidelines and what e-professionalism meant to them. The following Wordle illustrates this.
- Professional bodies’ guidelines, can be found on the Digital Footprint website
e-Professionalism – why is it important?
It is important for you to think about how you manage your activity online in the context of your emerging professional identity (identities). An effective online presence (managing your digital footprint) can be very beneficial.
Further information: www.ed.ac.uk/iad/digitalfootprint
“Forming a new chapter of supporting guidance to the College’s Code of Professional Conduct, it sets out the professional standards expected of veterinary professionals, as well as providing advice on good practice, how to protect privacy, maintaining client confidentiality and dealing with adverse comments from clients.”
“The new guidance outlines the responsibilities expected of vets and vet nurses to behave professionally offline, online as themselves or online in a virtual capacity. Demonstrably inappropriate behaviour on social media may place registration at risk, as the professional standards expected online are no different to those in the ‘real world’.”
Key areas covered:
- Protecting your privacy
- Good practice when using social media
- Maintaining client confidentiality
Further information and link to the guidances can be found on the RCVS website
Many students are considered para-professionals, such as those studying nursing, medicine, vet medicine, law, teaching and other disciplines. Professional bodies’ have social media and e-professional guidelines which students need to comply with.
For further information and a list of professional bodies’ guidelines visit the Digital Footprint website.
Just launched is a guide and case study for students.