Digital Identities, Connections & Communities: Emerging Trends APACUE May 27th, 2011 Bonnie Stewart University of Prince E...
The times, they are a' Changing http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveduarte/3420117809
Directions?   <ul><li>Mass collaboration : digital technologies make cooperation possible & economical </li></ul><ul><li>P...
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 entertain...
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,...
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/
<ul><li>Digital Identity: </li></ul><ul><li>The 'face' one wears and the voice one speaks with. </li></ul><ul><li>Cumulati...
Your identity is public, whether you like it or not. Own it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/striatic/2191408271/sizes/z/in/p...
Lesson #1: Be human
Lesson #2: Use your strengths  http://www.flickr.com/photos/44523343@N00/474411578/ Effective networking is about literaci...
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 i...
Bonnie Stewart, @bonstewart Images maintain copyright as originally indicated by the creator, all content created by the a...
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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, Communities & Connections: Emerging Trends

  1. 1. Digital Identities, Connections & Communities: Emerging Trends APACUE May 27th, 2011 Bonnie Stewart University of Prince Edward Island In the Open:
  2. 2. The times, they are a' Changing http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveduarte/3420117809
  3. 3. Directions? <ul><li>Mass collaboration : digital technologies make cooperation possible & economical </li></ul><ul><li>Peer production : creating value without institutions or $ incentive </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture of participation : getting people involved with design or production means a ready-made market </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/tyom/4257439587/
  4. 4. Implications for Open & Distance Learning and Continuing Education? http://www.flickr.com/photos/intherough/5067098977 /
  5. 5. 21 st Century Convergence Economic Social Educational ?
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. This is not about online learning. This is about effective communications as effective community-building .
  8. 8. This is also not about Facebook. (except for groups & pages) http://www.flickr.com/photos/cubicgarden/2311507516 /
  9. 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. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/choconancy/5387563119/
  11. 11. Social = Networks & Connectedness Erica Marshall of muddyboots.org
  12. 12. Connecting is Sharing http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanr/142455033/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  13. 13. <ul><li>Digital Identity: </li></ul><ul><li>The 'face' one wears and the voice one speaks with. </li></ul><ul><li>Cumulative. </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable. </li></ul><ul><li>Continually interacted with and reflected by others. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Your identity is public, whether you like it or not. Own it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/striatic/2191408271/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  15. 15. Lesson #1: Be human
  16. 16. Lesson #2: Use your strengths http://www.flickr.com/photos/44523343@N00/474411578/ Effective networking is about literacies, not technologies.
  17. 17. Past networks were local
  18. 18. Now they are global Greater amplification Greater reach Greater unpredictability
  19. 19. But. Existing connections are your most valuable asset. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/1344619788 /
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 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?
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