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This presentation was prepared for the Nebraska Distance Learning Association Conference in Omaha, NE on October 28, 2011.

This presentation was prepared for the Nebraska Distance Learning Association Conference in Omaha, NE on October 28, 2011.

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  • 1. INTEGRITY ONLINEInfusing The Language of Integrity In An Online Class
  • 2. MANAGING A DIGITAL CULTUREDefinition = the customs, arts, social institutions, andachievements of a particular nation, people, or othersocial groupQuestion = How do we develop a the character of anonline class - enhancing citizenship and positivegrowth?How is culture changing in the context of a newPublic Square of communicating?
  • 4. INTEGRITY ISSUES WWW .GOVTECHBLOGS.COM/SECURING_GOVSPACE/“Security-conscious professionals are often stereotypedas the equivalent of “Dr. No”As cyber-space rapidly changes over the next decade,we need a paradigm shift in thinking about employeesvirtual life.Cyber-space activities are grabbing an ever-growinginfluence over home and work life. Virtual lifeintermingles with real life as never before, and the blurrydistinction between the two will become even grayer asthe 21st century progresses.”
  • 5. INTEGRITY ISSUES WWW .GOVTECHBLOGS.COM/SECURING_GOVSPACE/“Despite the benefits of Web-based collaboration,government employees face an exploding number ofopportunities to engage in dangerous cyber-activities. In mynew book, Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the BraveNew Web, I coin the phrase "integrity theft" to describe thisissue. Ive seen some of the best and brightest loseeverything - their personal reputations, jobs, marriages orfamilies - by succumbing to these temptations. More often,individuals develop bad cyber-habits that cripple their careergrowth, harm the business or impact security in variousunintentional ways. In reality, integrity theft works as thecovert brother to identity theft; both can harm individuals,businesses and governments.”
  • 7. SEVEN HABITSCommunicate Integrity In New Ways to Gen. YPledge Personal Online Integrity (even when no one is watching)Protect PrivacySeek Trusted Accountability In An Individualistic CultureBalance Online and Offline LifePractice Humble Authenticity In A Culture of CelebritiesBecome an Ambassador for Good
  • 8. MANAGING AN ONLINE REPUTATIONFacebook profile / postsMarketing to your Facebook ‘likes’ and emailsubscriptionsCrowdsourcing - polling, data collection of a largegroup, unspecified by traditional characteristicseBay By using user generated feedback ratings, buyers and sellers were given reputations that helped other users make purchasing and selling decisions. Acountervailing service is emerging which exposes reputation information suppressed by online reputation management companies. [14]
  • 9. WHAT ARE YOU SAYING / NOT SAYING?What is your website, online class, or socialnetwork saying about your online integrity?True online integrity comprises the personal andprofessional inner sense of your online existencederiving from honesty, consistency anduprightness of character.
  • 10. TRACKING DOWN ANYONE (HTTP://LIFEHACKER.COM/329033/)Google Your Name / Create A Google AlertLook up anyones home address / phone # at ZabaSearch, a creepily-comprehensive people search engine.Pipl digs up information about a person Google often misses, supposedlyby searching personal web pages, press mentions, social networks, andAmazon wishlists.Job-centric search engine ZoomInfo aggregates people and companyinformation in one place to help candidates find the right job, but alsoprovides info from online sources
  • 12. ONLINE DISCUSSIONS - TEACHING MOMENTSShare information - keep the main thing the mainthingDiscussions are for learning, not self expressionForums are for connecting thought, critical thinkingA learning community needs to keep focus on themain thingDiscussions empower the individual voice
  • 13. DEALING WITH BULLIES AND SMACK TALKDevelop perspectiveIts easy to critique or mock.The web is crawling with anonymous overcaffeinatedsurfers expressing frustration.Talking smack puts people in a position of power.
  • 14. 21ST CENTURY ISSUESDigital Access - the Digital DivideDigital CommerceDigital Community / Privacy / SecurityDigital LiteracyDigital EtiquetteDigital Rights / Responsibilities
  • 15. DIGITAL ACCESSDo all students have equitable access in your class?(different platforms, blocking software)How can one overcome boundaries to access?(uploads / downloads / communication methods)
  • 16. DIGITAL COMMERCEBuying / selling online - digital ethicsusernames / passwords / privacy protectioneBay, iTunes, Amazon, shopping onlinecredit issues (students 8-24 yrs. old spend $196 Billioneach year in e-commerce)
  • 17. DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONphones, wikis, blogs, texting, chats, skype, facetime,webcams, instant messaging, Facebook, TwitterHow do we teach digital communication skills?How can we practice effective digital communicationskills in an online class setting?
  • 18. DIGITAL LITERACYTeachers need to keep up / lead the discussion.We must find new methods of evaluating literacyonline.We must communicate high standards of onlinebehavior.
  • 19. DIGITAL ETIQUETTEWe must emphasize right from wrong behaviorsWe need to encourage the practice of distinguishingright from wrongHelp students understand consequences of highstandards of digital etiquetteUnderstanding consequences of violating digitaletiquette
  • 21. DIGITAL RIGHTS / RESPONSIBILITIESLegal rights and restrictions governing our useRespect for digital propertyCreativity / Development of ProjectsHacking / Stealing IssuesPersonal Protection
  • 22. PLAGIARISM ISSUES Paraphrased someone’s sentence structure of ideas or words without someone else’s writing. giving credit. • Using so many ideas or• Writing out a verbatim words from a single quotation without using source that they make up quotation marks. the majority of your• Citing a source paper, whether or not incorrectly. you provide citations.• Making some changes to words, but keeping the
  • 24. SECURITYProtecting personal informationPreventing phishingPreventing identity theft, online stalkingPreventing virus contamination
  • 25. QUESTIONSwhat will learning need to look like in the future?what will online teaching need to look like in thefuture?how will a learning management system provideinteraction in the future?
  • 26. QUESTIONSAre your students aware of the problems / issuesrelated to being a digital citizen?What ethical problems should students prevent?What ethical problems should a teacher prevent?
  • 28. REFINING ONLINE RELATIONSHIPShelp students consider the difference betweenonline and real-life friendshipsexplore the benefits and risks of online chatthrough a variety of scenarios based on real-lifestoriesopenly discuss / complete and sign a checklist forsafe online chatting.
  • 29. SECURITY / TRUSTWho can you trust?Can others trust you?Privacy of InformationTerms / Issues: Spam, Phishing, Identity Theft
  • 30. PRIVACY ISSUESSharingPostingCommentingSSN, DOB, Address, Passwords
  • 31. DEVELOPING AN ONLINE COMMUNITYEncourage quality thought / critical thinkingEmphasize 21st Century Skills: Teamwork,Leadership, Decision Making, Time Management
  • 32. BARRIERS TO ONLINE COMMUNITIESOne person is a discussion dominator, intimidatingother participantsThe Inquisition type questionRudeness, or the interpretation ofrudeness....statements without facial interpretation
  • 33. WORKING IN A CONNECTED CULTURE Communication via chatting, texting, sharing, in unprecedented ways. talking to parents by cell phones forming friendships online gametime online.Do we new codes of conduct to enhanceresponsible and ethical use? largely absent online.And they learn about their responsibilities to theonline community as a whole, and how to be activemembers of this connected culture.
  • 34. WORKING IN ACONNECTED CULTUREAnonymous nature of online communication canlead to saying / doing out of the ordinary behavior.The instructor’s infusion of ethical digital behaviorcan be highly influential.
  • 35. RESPECTING CREATIVE WORKRespecting the rights of others’ creative workExploring topics of copyright and fair use.Reflecting on the ethics of using sources ofinformation.Celebrating the role of being a 21st-centurycreative artist.
  • 36. EXPLORING YOURDIGITAL FINGERPRINTWhat is your personal style in managing an onlineclass?How are you marketing / promoting ... learning style, career goals, further research the idea of being a ‘life long learner’ - not just getting an assignment completed
  • 37. PROMOTING DIGITAL ETIQUETTEDeveloping an awareness of how your digital patheffects yourself and othersDeveloping a respect toward the rights of others’digital content
  • 38. KOHLBERG’S MORALDEVELOPMENT THEORYPre-Moral - following the rules in fear of punishment,or in hopes of a rewardConventional - following the rules because you wantto fit in, not be seen as ‘abnormal’Post Conventional - following the rules to make apositive difference, contributing to a better society
  • 39. KOHLBERG’S MORALDEVELOPMENT THEORYPre-Moral - following the rules in fear of punishment,or in hopes of a rewardConventional - following the rules because you wantto fit in, not be seen as ‘abnormal’Post Conventional - following the rules to make apositive difference, contributing to a better society
  • 40. EDUCATOR’S INFLUENCE UPON CULTURETechnology use in American Culture tends to be ‘selfpromoting’ leading to increased narcissismEducators need to own the “Long Term View” oftechnology use = “principled participation in thepublic square”Engaging students to critically think long term, notshort term, about their technology use
  • 42. CREATING A MISSION STATEMENT “I am a seventh grader, a life long learner, hoping to be a police officer.”“I am a daughter, sister, and granddaughter, planning to become veterinarian.”
  • 43. YOUR ONLINE REPUTATION...your appearanceyour verbal / nonverbal skillsyour ability to communicate wellyour grades, accomplishments, achievementsyour ‘likes’ (Facebook), your pursuits of interests
  • 44. RIGOR IN RELATIONSHIPSpursuing what is good, a curriculum thatnot what is questionable promotes outcome of character, not merelypromotion of critical test scoresthinkingactivities that promotedecision making
  • 46. ONLINE DISCUSSION TIPSI appreciate John’s Thank you, Manuel, forinsight into... sharing...Great point, Angela! I had not thought aboutHave you that, Katie. I wonder ....considered....?Building on Dustin’sstatement that....
  • 47. DISCUSSION STRATEGIESBe considerate Repeat classmate’s nameAsk questions Compliment aAvoid sarcasm, slang, classmatejargon When disagreeing,Listen to all ideas state... I respectfullypresented disagreeStay open minded Do not use all caps
  • 48. ONLINE COURSES CAN...Allow procrastination tobecome an embeddedhabitCorrect procrastination -assisting students tobecome more scheduledAssist students tobecome more goaldirected
  • 49. Encourage students and families to secure privacyinformation on the following:1.Secure Your Friends List2.Secure Your Profile Page3.Secure Your Account Settings4.Secure Your Privacy Settings5.Secure the Miscellaneous Bits
  • 50. TAKING THE INITIATIVEVS. BYSTANDER AFFECTdoing nothing allows it doing nothing allows ato continue victim to be even more alonedoing nothing givespermission that youapprove of theinappropriatedoing nothing gives thepower to theinappropriate
  • 52. RESOURCESGreat Schools: Sense Media’s Lounge Citzenship: http://www.digitalcitizenship.netBuilding a Digital Citizenship Program: the Classroom
  • 53. RESOURCESBurlington High Principal: (@ghprincipal)Distance (