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live slides (thus some are left blank for participants to write in ideas & share content) from the final Collaborate session in #etmooc. an overview of some of my own and others' work on digital ...

live slides (thus some are left blank for participants to write in ideas & share content) from the final Collaborate session in #etmooc. an overview of some of my own and others' work on digital identities, particularly for educators. focuses on how networked publics operate and the effect that particular affordances of digital technologies have on the facets of self we share and connect with as we interact online.

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Digital Identities - Who are We in a Networked Public? Digital Identities - Who are We in a Networked Public? Presentation Transcript

  • Digital Identities:Who are We in a Networked Public? Bonnie Stewart University of Prince Edward Island #etmooc March 25, 2013
  • Who are YOU online?What aspects of your life & self are visible?
  • Identities within Social Networks
  • Facets of Ourselves http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorenjavier/6319823219
  • AffordancesHow does the way the Internet works alter how you can be yourself?
  • The “quacks like a duck” school of identity
  • Digital Identities = Public Aware of being watched Aware of scale of attention Build identity by repetition Build ties by visible http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfgangfoto/2755774089/ communications
  • “Public is used to signal places that are accessible toanyone (or at least anyone belonging to a privileged category like adults). In reference to actions or texts, public often impliesthat the audience is unknown and that strangers may bear witness.As a noun, public refers to a collection of people who may not all know each other but share “a commonunderstanding of the world, a shared identity, a claim to inclusiveness.” - danah boyd Why Youth (Heart) Social Network Sites, 2007, p. 7
  • Networked Publics• Multiple, overlapping, global networks• Always accessible• Identities are visible, traceable & searchable• Different audiences all in plain sight See Kazys Varnelis, danah boyd, Alice Marwick, Mizuko Ito for more
  • Digital Identities = Multiple
  • How do we navigate multiplicity?
  • Context Collapse = …that awkward moment when youremember you friended your grandma on Facebook
  • Different contexts have different legitimacy practicesAcademic Learning Networked Learning product-focused process-focused institutionally-directed self-directed mastery participation bounded by time/space always accessible hierarchical ties peer-to-peer ties plagiarism crowdsourcing authority in role authority in reputation audience = teacher audience = world
  • Who we are is shaped by the context(s) we’re addressing
  • The Performative Self
  • The Quantified Self
  • The Participatory Self http://etmooclearnings.blogspot.ca/2013/03/no-sorry-here-just-thanks.html
  • The Asynchronous Self http://www.flickr.com/photos/vylen/6158720720 /
  • The Enmeshed Self http://www.flickr.com/photos/seanrnicholson/6449890509/
  • The Neoliberal Self “Me, Inc.” http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/4880623547
  • Who did I miss?
  • In terms of “quacks like a duck” identity, in what directions has #etmooc helped youexplore your own digital selves?