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Digital identity, why and how: for continuing education professionals. Presented to APACUE 11 Spring Forum in PEI May 2011.

Digital identity, why and how: for continuing education professionals. Presented to APACUE 11 Spring Forum in PEI May 2011.

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    • Digital Identities, Connections & Communities: Emerging Trends APACUE May 27th, 2011 Bonnie Stewart University of Prince Edward Island In the Open:
    • The times, they are a' Changing http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveduarte/3420117809
    • Directions?
      • Mass collaboration : digital technologies make cooperation possible & economical
      • Peer production : creating value without institutions or $ incentive
      • Architecture of participation : getting people involved with design or production means a ready-made market
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/tyom/4257439587/
    • Implications for Open & Distance Learning and Continuing Education? http://www.flickr.com/photos/intherough/5067098977 /
    • 21 st Century Convergence Economic Social Educational ?
    • The Creative Economy “ Members of the creative class...work in a wide variety of industries - from technology to entertainment, journalism to finance, high-end manufacturing to the arts. They...share a common ethos that values creativity, individuality, difference, and merit.” - Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class , 2003 Scott Beale / Laughing Squid
    • This is not about online learning. This is about effective communications as effective community-building .
    • This is also not about Facebook. (except for groups & pages) http://www.flickr.com/photos/cubicgarden/2311507516 /
    • Instead of becoming a separate cyberspace, our electronic networks are becoming deeply embedded in real life. Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody, p.196.
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/choconancy/5387563119/
    • Social = Networks & Connectedness Erica Marshall of muddyboots.org
    • Connecting is Sharing http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanr/142455033/sizes/z/in/photostream/
      • Digital Identity:
      • The 'face' one wears and the voice one speaks with.
      • Cumulative.
      • Searchable.
      • Continually interacted with and reflected by others.
    • Your identity is public, whether you like it or not. Own it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/striatic/2191408271/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    • Lesson #1: Be human
    • Lesson #2: Use your strengths http://www.flickr.com/photos/44523343@N00/474411578/ Effective networking is about literacies, not technologies.
    • Past networks were local
    • Now they are global Greater amplification Greater reach Greater unpredictability
    • But. Existing connections are your most valuable asset. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/1344619788 /
    • Lesson #3: start now http://www.flickr.com/photos/daniloramosweb/3854330282/ Digital Identity allows you to participate in a participatory economy. But networks & communities don't build themselves.
    • Bonnie Stewart, @bonstewart Images maintain copyright as originally indicated by the creator, all content created by the above is creative commons, attribution. What do you have to gain?