DIGITALCITIZENSHIP &APPLICATIONSFOR ELTAsli Saglam (@aslilidice) &Nil Bilen
Agenda• Changing educational landscape• Digital Citizenship • Definition • 9Elements of Digital Citizenship• Role of Teachers• Applications in ELT• How can we foster digital citizenship?
Changing educational paradigm• e-learning• m-learning• context-aware ubiquitous learning (u-learning): integrates wireless, mobile and context awareness technologies to provide learners withadaptive support throughout the learning process.• Kolb (2011) describes the cell phone as a Swiss army knife of digital learning (cited in Pescatta 2011).
What’s aDigitalCitizen?Digital citizenship: Thenorms of behavior withregard to the use oftechnology(Ribble, Bailey & Ross2004)
ethical use, personal safety, anduser responsibility«If a citizen is defined as an individual that is legallyrecognized as a member of a community withassociated rights and obligations and a digital citizenis an individual who demonstrates the norms ofbehavior with regard to the use of technology»(Pescetta, 2011, p.12)
9 Elements of Digital Citizenship• 1. Digital Access • Does everyone in your school have equal opportunities as far as technology use is concerned? • Do all students have the opportunity to be involved in a digital society?• 2. Digital Commerce • Are students aware of the opportunities as well as the problems associated with purchasing items using digital technology? • Should students be made more aware of how to purchase goods and services through digital formats?
9 Elements of Digital Citizenship• 3. Digital Communication • Do I use email, cell phone, texting, and social networking technologies appropriately when communicating with others? • What rules, options, and etiquette do students need to be aware of when using digital communication technologies?• 4. Digital Literacy • Is enough time devoted to learning how to use the technology tools in the classroom? • How can students benefit from educational technologies?
9 Elements of Digital Citizenship• 5. Digital Etiquette • Are students aware of others when they use technology? • Do students realize how their use of technology affects others?• 6. Digital Law • Are students using technology the way it was intended? • Are students infringing on others’ rights by the way they use technology? • Should students using digital technologies be accountable for how they use digital technologies?
9 Elements of Digital Citizenship• Digital Rights and Responsibilities • What rights and responsibilities do students have in a digital society? • How do we make students more aware of their rights and responsibilities when using digital technologies• Digital Health and Wellness• Digital Security(http://www.iste.org/images/excerpts/DIGCI2-excerpt.pdf )
a good digital citizen demonstrates:• Critical thinking skills (analyzing data from the Internet and correctly citing)• Caution and honesty in his representation of himself when sharing his personal information on the Internet• Ethical use of technology by not downloading illegally or plagiarizing others‘ works• Understanding of the social reasons for following the policies that pertain to the use of technology
a good digital citizen demonstrates:• Effective consumerism by understanding and demonstrating safe buying and selling procedures on the Internet• Commitment to the idea of equal digital access for all individuals• Appropriate decisions about how and when to use technologies, when faced with the many different digital communication options available on the Internet
How can instructors teach students to be safe and effective digital communicators?Withgreattechnologycomes Role ofgreat Educators?responsibility
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preparing students to be goodcitizens in a digital world• 1. What is digital citizenship and why is it important for students to learn?• 2. How should it be taught in schools?• 3. What are the observable outcomes of students mastery? Digital citizens need to be educated in the capabilities of technology to enjoy the rights and fulfill the duties of their membership in our ever- changing digital society.
To prepare students for life in the digitalworld:• Teaching digital media safety • Protecting privacy • Cyberbullying • Safe use of social media• Raising awareness about citizenship • Monitoring on-line reputation • Digital footprints • Netiquette• Fostering literacy competencies skills • copyright laws and intellectual property issues, fair use principles
FosteringTeaching digital literacy competencies Raising awareness media safety skills about citizenshipClass Blogging & E-Safety Copy Rights and Plagiarism
Teaching digital media safetyhttp://www.commonsensemedia.org/sites/default/files/student-survey-program.pdf
How much personal info to be givenonline?Instead of real names & Avatarspictures
Raising awareness about digitalcitizenship Digital Footprints • a trail left by a person’s interactions in a digital environment • usage of TV, mobile phone, internet and World Wide Web, mobile web and other devices and sensors • a profile on Facebook or MySpace photographs posted online, • anything you have written (discussion boards, blog posts...etc.) or that has been written about you. (http://www.open.ac.uk/careers/digital- footprint.php )
Conclusion• Blending instruction with educational technologies• Teaching students how to become good digital citizens• Raising awarenss on fair use and copyrights• Building up a culture of digital citizenship in the class & in our community.
developing a culture of on-lineinteractionKolb (2011) Richardson (2011)• When using cell phones in the • Becoming Googleable classroom: • Discussing implications of having personal content on the Internet• having discussions on how to stay safe • Sharing relevant and appropriate online interactions you have experienced with• developing consequences for your students. inappropriate use of cell phones • Creating a classroom web site, where in and out of the classroom student’s work is regularly shared• keeping parents and community • Teaching students to monitor their lives on members informed of cell phone the Internet (raising awareness on good and the bad consequences of online projects and activities. participation).
ReferencesRibble, M., Bailey, G., & Ross, T. (2004). Digital citizenshipaddressing appropriate technology behavior. Learning &Leading with Technology 32(1), 6-11.Ribble, M. & Bailey, G. (2007). Digital Citizenship inSchools, ISTE, USA.Pescatta, M. (2011). Teaching Digital Citizenship in aGlobal Academy, Unpublished PhD Dissertation, NovaSoutheastern University, USA.