Online Professionalism for International Student Scholars


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An interactive presentation for students in UBC's International Scholar Program on online professionalism and the complexity of an online environment.

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  • We have planned for time at the end of the presentation for questions and ask that you joint down questions that come up for you through the presentation and save them for our time at the end.
  • Think Pair Share
  • Activity Time!If you are extremely politically active (i.e. hold signs at rallies), how do you go about sharing this information online?Pro-lifeLegalize marijuana
  • Online protection is more than seeing a password.We will be talking about 2 different kinds of online protection-Mobile-Digital Identity
  • How to disable:iPhone:Settings > General > Location Services > DisableBlackberry:Menu > Options > Disabled > SaveAndroid:Menu > Settings > Geotagging/Location Storage > Off
  • ScenariosYou are on vacation with your friends on the beach. You share a picture of a margarita on the beach.You check in to your favorite bar in the middle of the weekday. You have a Amazon account linked to your real name which shares all of your reviews and purchases. You like to write critical reviews.In your free times you have a YouTube gaming channel. Your account is linked to your GMAIL and many of your videos contain swearing and violence.You love to take photos and have created your own webpage to showcase your photos.After a long hard day you come home and write a nasty subtweet about your classmates.You stumble across your co-worker’s Tinder profile over the weekend. Do you lightheartedly mention it at work? You’re applying for a job and during your interview, the panel wants to know your Facebook password as part of the vetting process.You have a few images online that you wish could just disappear. What should you do?You have a very popular name, how can you make sure that you stand out on Google?
  • Show Katie’s Vizify profile
  • Particularly for those of you who have information online about your self that you’re concerned about
  • Online Professionalism for International Student Scholars

    1. 1. Think Before You Ink Marga Heras Katie Kalk
    2. 2. Outline  Complexity of the Online Environment  What is a “Digital Identity”  How to protect yourself online  Strategies for building a career after graduation.
    3. 3. Discussion Activity  Think about your digital footprint.  Which online communities do you belong?  What do you enjoy doing online?  Who do you interact with?  If someone was to look you up online what would they learn about you?
    4. 4. Complexity of Online Environment  Dynamics that influence what we do online – Persistence – Replicability – Searchability – Scalability From: boyd, danah. 2009. "Social Media is Here to Stay... Now What?"
    5. 5. The audience can be invisible and anonymous
    6. 6. Online Environment | Persistence what you (or others) put on the internet stays there The good The bad The ugly
    7. 7. Online Environment |Replicability Content can be taken out of context
    8. 8. Online Environment |Scalability Scalability: what’s intended for one reaches many
    9. 9. Online Environment | Searchability
    10. 10. Online Environment | Searchability
    11. 11. Blurred Boundaries  How do you balance your personal and professional identities, particularly while participating online?
    12. 12. Protect  Mobile Safety  Online Banking  Geotagging
    13. 13. Wi-Fi Networks  Free ≠ safe  Hacker tactics: – Man In the Middle Attack – Evil Twin Attack  Strategies: – Know your networks/use password protected networks – Use HTTPS when available – Run Firewall/antivirus program – Do not use public Wi-Fi for sensitive material
    14. 14. Wi-Fi Networks  Free ≠ safe  Hacker tactics: – Man In the Middle Attack – Evil Twin Attack  Strategies: – Know your networks/use password protected networks – Use HTTPS when available – Run Firewall/antivirus program – Do not use public Wi-Fi for sensitive material
    15. 15. Geotagging  What is it? – GPS coordinates linked onto pictures, social media, messages, etc  So what? – Who can see my location? How can they see my location?
    16. 16. Protecting your Digital Identity  Discussion  Why is protecting you Digital Identity important? – What could be the consequences? – Benefits?
    17. 17. Activity  Break into small groups of between three and five.  Discuss the scenarios with your group. – Would this impact your online identity positively? Negatively? – Would you do anything differently? – Is it anyone else's business?
    18. 18. Why Bother?
    19. 19. Strategies  LinkedIn – Professional networking – Invest time creating your profile • Career aspirations, links to examples with your work, links to employers, summary of qualifications – Endorsements and references – Be a follower!  Vizify – Platform that helps you easily create a graphical biography that represents your resume, education, interests, social media accounts, etc.
    20. 20. Strategies  Restricting sharing settings – Remove or restrict access to any pictures, messages or videos you would not want the public to see from your online profile.  Asking friends not to tag photos of you  Quality > Quantity  Search your name frequently & delete unwanted content – Google (or Google images) – Google Alert
    21. 21. Final thoughts  What is one new thing that you learned about your digital identity?  Did this presentation create any concerns about your online privacy?  How can your professional enhance your online presence?
    22. 22. TR Design your digital tattoo...