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Digital Identities, Communities & Connections: Emerging Trends


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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  • 1. Digital Identities, Connections & Communities: Emerging Trends APACUE May 27th, 2011 Bonnie Stewart University of Prince Edward Island In the Open:
  • 2. The times, they are a' Changing
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Implications for Open & Distance Learning and Continuing Education? /
  • 5. 21 st Century Convergence Economic Social Educational ?
  • 6. The Creative Economy “ Members of the creative 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
  • 7. This is not about online learning. This is about effective communications as effective community-building .
  • 8. This is also not about Facebook. (except for groups & pages) /
  • 9. Instead of becoming a separate cyberspace, our electronic networks are becoming deeply embedded in real life. Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody, p.196.
  • 10.
  • 11. Social = Networks & Connectedness Erica Marshall of
  • 12. Connecting is Sharing
  • 13.
    • Digital Identity:
    • The 'face' one wears and the voice one speaks with.
    • Cumulative.
    • Searchable.
    • Continually interacted with and reflected by others.
  • 14. Your identity is public, whether you like it or not. Own it.
  • 15. Lesson #1: Be human
  • 16. Lesson #2: Use your strengths Effective networking is about literacies, not technologies.
  • 17. Past networks were local
  • 18. Now they are global Greater amplification Greater reach Greater unpredictability
  • 19. But. Existing connections are your most valuable asset. /
  • 20. Lesson #3: start now Digital Identity allows you to participate in a participatory economy. But networks & communities don't build themselves.
  • 21. 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?