Digital citizenship and_responsibility

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Digital citizenship and_responsibility

  1. 1. Digital Citizenship and Responsibility May 14, 2010
  2. 2. What is Digital Etiquette? <ul><ul><li>  It is the way one should behave when sending email, posting to threaded discussions, or chatting online. (Texas Tech). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is the way one uses digital technology in both public and private spaces </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. General Guidelines (Texas Tech) <ul><ul><li>ALL CAPS IMPLIES THAT YOU ARE SHOUTING - Please do not do this! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch your “tone” - it’s written, not verbal communication. It can be very easy to misinterpret someone’s meaning online. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check your spelling - Always! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never “say” anything that you would not want posted on the wall of a face to face classroom, because it could be! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behave as you would in a face-to-face classroom. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember there is a real live person at the other end reading your posts and email. Treat them with respect. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foul language, insults and harassment are not tolerated (just as it would not be tolerated in a face to face classroom). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t flame others (a flame is a series of angry responses to someone’s comments). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about what you have written before you submit it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer hacking has serious implications. It's not nice either! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plagarism is a serious offence. http://www.plagiarism.org/ </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Examples? (Model the above guidelines) <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 5. http://www.uow.edu.au/student/elearning/netiquette/index.html
  6. 6. Digital Copyright in Canada         <ul><li>&quot;Copyright is a system of laws for promoting both the creation of and access to artistic, literary, musical, dramatic and other creative works. It is usually presented as a balance between promoting the public interest in the encouragement of the creation and dissemination of works of the arts and intellect, and obtaining a just reward for the copyright holder (or, more accurately, to prevent someone other than the holder from appropriating whatever benefits may be generated).&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Taken from: http://www.cippic.ca/copyright-law/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Digital Copyright in Canada <ul><li>&quot;In Canada, the federal Parliament has exclusive legislative authority over copyright. Section 89 of the federal Copyright Act  provides that no copyright can subsist in Canada other than under the Act. However, changes to the Copyright Act are often influenced by Canada's involvement in international treaties and trade agreements.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Taken from: http://www.cippic.ca/copyright-law/ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Open Content <ul><li>&quot;The &quot;open&quot; in &quot;open content&quot; is a similarly continuous construct. In this context, &quot;open&quot; refers to granting of copyright permissions above and beyond those offered by standard copyright law. &quot;Open content,&quot; then, is content that is licensed in a manner that provides users with the right to make more kinds of uses than those normally permitted under the law - at no cost to the user. &quot; </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 4 R's of open content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Taken from: http://www.opencontent.org/definition/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship <ul><li>http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/Nine_Elements.html </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is Responsible Social Interaction? <ul><ul><li>Acting in a safe and responsible manner with the online community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  11. 11. Examples? (Model Responsible Social Interaction) <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  12. 12. Cyber-bullying <ul><li>&quot;Cyberbullying involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behaviour by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others.&quot; - Bill Belsey </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLES? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Practice Activity <ul><li>STEP 1) You will be divided into 9 groups. Each group will focus on one of the nine elements discussed in class. </li></ul><ul><li>( http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/Nine_Elements.html ) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>STEP 2) Each group is to choose one digital communication medium from the list provided: </li></ul><ul><li>a)Facebook  b)Twitter  c)Blogger    d)Ebay    e)Free choice *check with me first* </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>STEP 3) Present/model to the class how your chosen element can be breached by using one of the communication mediums. Then, present/model to the class, how your element can be conducted ethically and responsibly. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>*Example: Element 2 (digital communication) and facebook. </li></ul><ul><li>Unethical digital communication on facebook would be posting private/rude remarks on friends' walls. Responsible behaviour would be to follow netiquette guidelines presented on slide number 3. </li></ul>

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