Digital Identities, Communities & Connections: Emerging Trends
Digital Identities, Connections & Communities: Emerging Trends APACUE May 27th, 2011 Bonnie Stewart University of Prince Edward Island In the Open:
The times, they are a' Changing http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveduarte/3420117809
Directions? <ul><li>Mass collaboration : digital technologies make cooperation possible & economical </li></ul><ul><li>Peer production : creating value without institutions or $ incentive </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture of participation : getting people involved with design or production means a ready-made market </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/tyom/4257439587/
Implications for Open & Distance Learning and Continuing Education? http://www.flickr.com/photos/intherough/5067098977 /
21 st Century Convergence Economic Social Educational ?
The Creative Economy “ Members of the creative class...work in a wide variety of industries - from technology to entertainment, journalism to finance, high-end manufacturing to the arts. They...share a common ethos that values creativity, individuality, difference, and merit.” - Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class , 2003 Scott Beale / Laughing Squid
This is not about online learning. This is about effective communications as effective community-building .
This is also not about Facebook. (except for groups & pages) http://www.flickr.com/photos/cubicgarden/2311507516 /
Instead of becoming a separate cyberspace, our electronic networks are becoming deeply embedded in real life. Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody, p.196.
Social = Networks & Connectedness Erica Marshall of muddyboots.org
Connecting is Sharing http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanr/142455033/sizes/z/in/photostream/
<ul><li>Digital Identity: </li></ul><ul><li>The 'face' one wears and the voice one speaks with. </li></ul><ul><li>Cumulative. </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable. </li></ul><ul><li>Continually interacted with and reflected by others. </li></ul>
Your identity is public, whether you like it or not. Own it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/striatic/2191408271/sizes/z/in/photostream/
Now they are global Greater amplification Greater reach Greater unpredictability
But. Existing connections are your most valuable asset. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/1344619788 /
Lesson #3: start now http://www.flickr.com/photos/daniloramosweb/3854330282/ Digital Identity allows you to participate in a participatory economy. But networks & communities don't build themselves.
Bonnie Stewart, @bonstewart Images maintain copyright as originally indicated by the creator, all content created by the above is creative commons, attribution. What do you have to gain?