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This is the workshop I led at the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) Summer School. #sedass12

This is the workshop I led at the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) Summer School. #sedass12

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  • http://rfrost.people.si.umich.edu/courses/SI110/readings/Privacy/MIT_Paper_on_Digital_ID.pdf
  • The New Yorker, Vol. 69 (LXIX) no. 20, page 61, July 5, 1993, by Peter Steiner)http://www.unc.edu/depts/jomc/academics/dri/idog.html
  • http://www.unc.edu/depts/jomc/academics/dri/idog.html
  • Churches, A. (2009) Blooms Revised Digital Taxonomyhttp://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy
  • Churches, A. (2009) Blooms Revised Digital Taxonomyhttp://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy
  • George Siemens (2003)http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/wholepicture.htm
  • http://ahtgroup.com/services/social-media-strategies
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/2201791390/http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.co.uk/2009/11/youve-been-framed.html
  • David Walker @rdjwalker
  • Understanding Digital Literacies: A practical introduction - Jones and Hafner 2012
  • Unable as yet to find original sourcehttp://jperk30.edublogs.org/2010/06/19/action-elearning-as-a-model-for-effective-teacher-professional-development/
  • Networked – Rainieand Wellman 2012‘Crap detection’ Howard Rheingold


  • 1. Digital Identity and Personal Learning Networks Sue BeckinghamSEDA Summer School
  • 2. Aims Aims • Share our understanding of digital identity • Consider how digital technologies can be used to develop a ‘PLN’ • Discuss why this may be important as 21st century life long learners
  • 3. Identity“It is difficult to craft a formal definition of identity. Basically, the essential and unique characteristics of an entity are what identify it. These characteristics might include, among other things, the unchanging physical traits of the person, his preferences, or other peoples perceptions of the individuals personality”. (Abelson and Lessig 1998)
  • 4. Digital Identity
  • 5. ActivityIn pairs share what you think a digital identity means 10 minutes
  • 6. Your Digital Identity What you say Profiles, Contacts, Images, Audio,What you share Anything digitally Video, Data,Who you know represented on a Documents, file or on the web Favourites,Where you are Websites, Blogs Your settings and more…
  • 7. And heres a "Reality" Check
  • 8. QuestionWhere is this data collected?
  • 9. CommerceCommunication DATASearch Engines
  • 10. What goes out therestays out there
  • 11. Communication Spectrum• Collaborating • Replying• Moderating • Posting and Blogging• Negotiating • Networking• Debating • Contributing• Commenting • Chatting• Net meeting, Skyping, • E-mailing Video Conferencing • Twittering/microblogging• Reviewing • Instant Messaging• Questioning • Texting Churches, A. (2009) Blooms Revised Digital Taxonomy http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy
  • 12. Various adaptations of the model
  • 13. Blooms Revised Digital TaxonomyHOTS Higher Order Thinking Skills designing, constructing, planning, producing, inventing, devising, making, Creating programming, filming, animating, blogging, video blogging, mixing, re-mixing, wiki- ing, publishing, videocasting, podcasting, directing, broadcasting. checking, hypothesising, critiquing, experimenting, judging, testing, detecting,Evaluating monitoring, blog commenting, reviewing, posting, moderating, collaborating, networking, refactoring, testing. Comparing, organising, deconstructing, attributing, outlining, finding, structuring, Analysing integrating, mashing, linking, validating, reverse engineering, cracking, media clipping. Applying Implementing, carrying out, using, executing, running, loading, playing, operating, hacking, uploading, sharing, editing. Interpreting, summarising, inferring, paraphrasing, classifying, comparing,Understanding explaining, exemplifying, advanced searches, boolean searches, blog journaling, twittering, categorising, tagging, commenting, annotating, subscribing. Recognising, listing, describing, identifying, retrieving, naming, locating, finding,Remembering bullet pointing, highlighting bookmarking, social networking, social bookmarking, favouriting/local bookmarking, searching, googling.LOTS Lower Order Thinking Skills Churches, A. (2009)
  • 14. Quiet reflection:• What would be advantageous to share?• What should we be careful about sharing?• Where does this conversation take place with students?
  • 15. What is the value of being online?• Can increase access to learning.• Enables and provides support for learning• Can increase the effectiveness of learning• Allows people to connect with each other in spite of geographical distances/time differences• Complements face to face communication• The opportunity for informal and personal learning• Provides a forum and permission to participate Adapted from George Siemens http://www.elearnspace.org
  • 16. Why Social Media is important The power of online connections • maintain connections • develop global connections • ongoing 24/7 networking • opportunity to learn and share • ability to be known and found • six degrees of separation • recruitment/job seeking • develop a personal brand
  • 17. …and“Social Media gives more people a voice and provides a powerful tool for value creation and competitive differentiation” Advanced Human Technologies 2010
  • 18. Scaffolded Learning throughPersonal Learning Networks What is scaffolding used for? Its not used to support the building, because that must ultimately stand on its own. No, scaffolding is there to support the building process - and to support the builders themselves. (Wheeler 2009) Scaffolded Learning - Bruner
  • 19. “The scaffolding represents the learners Personal Learning Network (PLN) (to some degree, at least), enabling the learner to build new knowledge through their interactions with a range of other people and resources……social learning fundamentally occurs through our attempts to negotiate meaning with others and recognising holes in our existing knowledge as a result”. Parslow 2009
  • 20. A quick look inside my PLN Toolbox
  • 21. Where to start?• browse > engage > share > amplify• follow selectively• consider your online voice/identity @drdjwalker 2011
  • 22. A PLN for asking and answering questions
  • 23. A PLN to collaborate on projects and research
  • 24. A PLN to get feedback on your work or inspiration from others
  • 25. A PLN may include following blogs and websites
  • 26. A PLN may include tools to help you get organised
  • 27. A PLN may also include a private space to reflect
  • 28. Potential Filtering SystemTechnological algorithmsPersonalised algrorithms (RSS)Social algorithms Information need Critical evaluation SelectionCollaborative filtering Jones and Hafner 2012
  • 29. (Perkin 2010)
  • 30. 21st Century Literacy SkillsInternational School Bangkok http://isb21.wikispaces.com/
  • 31. New Literacies for Networked Individuals• Graphic literacy e.g. infographics• Navigation literacy i.e. internet geography• Context and connections literacy i.e. PLNs• Focus literacy i.e. time for solitude switch• Multitasking literacy i.e. appliances, people• Scepticism literacy i.e. ‘crap detection’• Ethical literacy i.e. trust Rainie and Wellman (2012)
  • 32. Together creating a safe and scaffoldedapproach is key to developing the digital skills both our students and ourselves need
  • 33. In pairs discuss how a PLN could be of use to:• You as an Educator• As a teacher• As a student 15 minutes 3 different coloured post-its
  • 34. Sue Beckingham Educational Developer Faculty of ACES Sheffield Hallam Uni@suebeckshttp://uk.linkedin.com/in/suebeckinghamhttp://gplus.to/suebecks