Technologyand Communityas Identity

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Presentation to JISC/Emerge on relational identity

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Technologyand Communityas Identity

  1. 1. Technology and Community as Identity George Siemens Emerge: Online Communities and Online Identities April 23, 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is identity? </li></ul><ul><li>Identity formation </li></ul><ul><li>The Distributed Self </li></ul><ul><li>Identity Trails </li></ul><ul><li>Identity in associations </li></ul><ul><li>Who is paying attention? </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who are we?
  4. 4. Identity considerations <ul><li>Technological </li></ul><ul><li>Relational </li></ul>
  5. 5. Technical details of identity <ul><li>Digital identity management: set of processes, tools and social contracts surrounding the creation, maintenance and termination of digital identity” </li></ul><ul><li>Pato, 2003 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Terms <ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Attributes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Persistent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temporary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Authentication (proof of attribute) </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Camp, 2004 </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Most of us are more concerned about relational identity rather than digital identity management </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Formal identity: when we interact with systems (passport) </li></ul><ul><li>Informal identity: how we relate to individuals (communal) </li></ul>
  9. 9. What do we wish to do with “identity”?
  10. 10. <ul><li>What is identity? </li></ul><ul><li>Identity formation </li></ul><ul><li>The Distributed Self </li></ul><ul><li>Identity Trails </li></ul><ul><li>Identity in associations </li></ul><ul><li>Who is paying attention? </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns </li></ul>
  11. 11. Identity Formation, pre-Internet
  12. 12. Identity post-internet
  13. 13. Wellman: networked individualism
  14. 14. Three levels of information <ul><li>Direct declaration </li></ul><ul><li>Indirect: trails of interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Through devices (GPS, mobile) </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>What you say </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expression (blog) </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>What others say </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voting/rating </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>What you do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trail of identity </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>What is identity? </li></ul><ul><li>Identity formation </li></ul><ul><li>The Distributed Self </li></ul><ul><li>Identity Trails </li></ul><ul><li>Identity in associations </li></ul><ul><li>Who is paying attention? </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns </li></ul>
  19. 19. As technology becomes distributed... <ul><li>...our interactions </li></ul><ul><li>...our content </li></ul><ul><li>...our identity trails </li></ul><ul><li>...our identity </li></ul>
  20. 20. Identity trails <ul><li>Self-declared </li></ul><ul><li>Created as a consequence of actions </li></ul>
  21. 21. How does “who we are” influence our relation to others?
  22. 22. <ul><li>What is identity? </li></ul><ul><li>Identity formation </li></ul><ul><li>The Distributed Self </li></ul><ul><li>Identity Trails </li></ul><ul><li>Identity in associations </li></ul><ul><li>Who is paying attention? </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns </li></ul>
  23. 23. Associative trails between information
  24. 24. Associative trails between people
  25. 25. Trails in community
  26. 26. Our status
  27. 28. Distributed cognition Situated learning
  28. 29. Identity distributed
  29. 30. <ul><li>What is identity? </li></ul><ul><li>Identity formation </li></ul><ul><li>The Distributed Self </li></ul><ul><li>Identity Trails </li></ul><ul><li>Identity in associations </li></ul><ul><li>Who is paying attention? </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns </li></ul>
  30. 31. Identity as function of interactions <ul><li>Identity tied to community </li></ul>
  31. 32. Identity is in the pieces, pulled together
  32. 33. Our involvement is our identity
  33. 34. <ul><li>What is identity? </li></ul><ul><li>Identity formation </li></ul><ul><li>The Distributed Self </li></ul><ul><li>Identity Trails </li></ul><ul><li>Identity in associations </li></ul><ul><li>Who is paying attention? </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns </li></ul>
  34. 35. Ratings, reviews, and reputations
  35. 38. <ul><li>What is identity? </li></ul><ul><li>Identity formation </li></ul><ul><li>The Distributed Self </li></ul><ul><li>Identity Trails </li></ul><ul><li>Identity in associations </li></ul><ul><li>Who is paying attention? </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns </li></ul>
  36. 39. Living in glass houses
  37. 40. Concerns <ul><li>Future implications </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Putting the pieces together </li></ul><ul><li>Learner awareness of identity formation </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of “non-existence” </li></ul><ul><li>Correcting false information </li></ul>
  38. 41. Literacy with identity
  39. 42. <ul><li>www.elearnspace.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.connectivism.ca </li></ul><ul><li>www.knowingknowledge.com </li></ul><ul><li>gsiemens AT elearnspace DOT org </li></ul>

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