Given it’s prominence in the press, maybe Facebook is something we’re all well aware of that this stage……but how many of you also blog? Tweet? Have a cell phone or mobile device? Do you use location aps? Ever bought anything online? How about a Netflix account? iTunes? Amazon? Many of these are optimized for collecting data about you and creating a profile that allows companies to taylor their advertising toward your interests? Do you love the convenience or does this occasionally concern you? What about your library patrons? ..or your children, parents or grandparents?You do have a digital identity, some of which you control and some of which is controlled by others. If I searched your name online right now, what might I find out about you?
Participants find a partner and search each other’s names online.
We interviewed students on campus and asked them what we’d find out about them online. This video is a good reflection of the typical responses we get in UBC student workshops… [click to play]
TrishHere’s what you might find out about Jen…Mostly to do with my work for DT.2nd one is classic racy Facebook photo of someone else with the same name. Does it matter? Can I defend this? As a future graduate in search of work, should I be concerned about this? Would someone mistake this for me?Last one is my academic work (with 2 U of A students for an online course! Maybe you’re in the crowd somewhere today :) If we ask students to publish their academic work online will this also have lasting consequences (good or bad)? Is this work recognized/judged as part of a learning process?
Some other useful resources you can access via these slides include…
Digital Tattoo: for VSB Educators
Highly Visible and Hard to Remove<br />Trish Rosseel<br />Cindy Underhill<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />
What’s Your Attitude?<br />Given the experiences and preferences you brought to this session, how would you describe your attitude about the school’s role related to digital identity among students?<br /><ul><li> skeptic
What’s your digital tattoo?<br />If Facebook were a country, <br />it would be the third largest in the world, <br />between the United States (~300 million) and India (~1.2 billion)!<br />CU<br />
Broad Context<br />Some things haven’t changed…<br />People continue to redefine their personal and professional identities as organizations and technologies change.<br />We still search for social connections and validation. <br />Youth are still exploring and experimenting with risky behavior.<br />What has changed is the fact that there could very well be a <br />permanent record of all of this, one with implications that <br />can't be predicted or controlled. Common Sense Media<br />TR<br />
Online activity takes place <br />before a vast audience<br />Scale<br />TR<br />
Consider this...<br /><ul><li>How many of your students have mobile devices with photo/video options?
Search for “Vancouver riot” on Flickr reveals more than 10,000 entries.
What are the implications for this young person? </li></ul>TR<br />
Visits to email@example.com<br />Last month....<br />TR<br />
The audience can be invisible<br />and anonymous<br />TR<br />
Content is replicable in a world of…<br /> copy and paste, @RT, forward, share, <embed><br />CU<br />
Examples: Posting, Cutting, Pasting, Tagging is Easy-Peasy!<br />Good judgment develops over time. The internet on its own doesn’t reflect process – just product.<br />CU<br />
Connect, collaborate <br />and network<br />Build community/<br />learn together<br />Access a wide range <br />of people/resources<br />
Case Study: Wendy Drexler’s Class<br />Theme 1: Networks<br /><ul><li> Are there benefits to expanding</li></ul> learning networks beyond the class? <br /><ul><li> Are there risks/challenges? </li></ul>Theme 2: Collaboration<br /><ul><li> Have we moved beyond competition to collaboration?</li></ul>Theme 3: Openness<br /><ul><li>What does openness mean to traditional roles of teacher/student?</li></ul>Does open mean more diverse and if so, how? If not why?<br />What questions does the video raise for you?<br />Digital Tattoo: <br />Networks For Learning<br />CU<br />
As Professionals...<br />The government approach<br />the practical approach<br />?<br />The collective approach<br />http://socialmediaguidelines.pbworks.com/Faculty-and-Staff-Guidelines<br />TR<br />
Consider: your view as part of a larger profession<br />In groups of 3, discuss:<br />Are current standards and ethics enough? <br />Who do you look for in providing guidelines around issues related to personal/professional boundaries?<br />Do you feel protected/vulnerable?<br />TR<br />
Attitude Shift?<br />Have any of your initial attitudes about the school’s role in digital identity issues changed? <br />How would you describe your attitude now?<br /><ul><li> skeptic
Resources<br />Rego, B. (2009). Teachers Guide to Using Facebook.<br />Social Media Guideleines: a Collective Approachhttp://socialmediaguidelines.pbworks.com/Faculty-and-Staff-Guidelines<br /> boyd, danah. 2009. "Social Media is Here to Stay... Now What?" Microsoft Research Tech Fest, Redmond, Washington, February 26. Retrieved March 10, 2009: http://www.danah.org/papers/talks/MSRTechFest2009.html<br />Review/re-use this presentation:<br />http://www.slideshare.net/digitaltattoo/<br />tr<br />
For Your Reference...<br />Digital Tattoo<br />Pew Internet Research<br />danah boyd | apophenia<br />This is Me<br />Open Thinking<br />Frontline: Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier<br />Common Sense Media (for educators)<br />Statistics Canada - Socio-demographic factors influencing use of the Internet) <br />Deal.org<br />Social Network Site Privacy: A Comparative Analysis of Six Sites. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada<br />
Photo credits<br /><ul><li>Arm and Ink | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (n.d.). . Retrieved September 24, 2010, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/question_everything/3710548944/
Candy Coloured Tunnel on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (n.d.). . Retrieved May 6, 2010, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/atomicjeep/2327546948/
Liverpool Street station crowd blur on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (n.d.). . Retrieved May 6, 2010, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/victoriapeckham/164175205/
Repeating Shadows on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (n.d.). . Retrieved May 6, 2010, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikonvscanon/1474906347/
The art of possibility on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (n.d.). . Retrieved May 6, 2010, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/debaird/178785182/</li>