Originally presented in May of 2017 at the Memphis in May Student Affairs Conference at the University of Memphis. This presentation provides an overview of the developmental experience of college students online.
Digital Identity @paulgordonbrown Or more
accurately, digital identities, are the personas, data, and actions we take online as well as the reputation of those identities and how they are viewed by others. @paulgordonbrown
Digitized Development @paulgordonbrown is the
underlying developmental processes that inform how we understand ourselves and our behavior in digital spaces. Digitized development can carry unique properties from ofﬂine development. @paulgordonbrown
Student explores and experiments openly
with social media. This is strongly influenced by authorities (parents/guardians) through access and peers through peer culture. Student does not understand how online and offline interactions can impact each other or possess a sophisticated understanding of context. Student makes conscious choices about social media usage and how it fits into life desires, outlook, and goals. Student realizes that one’s online life requires constant renegotiation as one’s goals, needs, contexts, and circumstances change. @paulgordonbrown