Understanding College Student Life Online and What it Means for Social Media Engagement
Originally presented in May of 2017 to the staff at University of Texas San Antonio. Discusses college student learning and development online and provides examples around how to engage students around issues of digital education.
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
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we define “meaningful” participation? Adam Gismondi, Ph.D. @AdamGismondi / @TuftsIDHE Institute for Democracy & Higher Education
social media and civic engagement…
Allows fast, customized information gathering Facilitates information sharing Drives civic learning and organization Adam Gismondi, Ph.D. @AdamGismondi / @TuftsIDHE Institute for Democracy & Higher Education
but it also… Lead to
an avoidance of civil debate Adam Gismondi, Ph.D. @AdamGismondi / @TuftsIDHE Institute for Democracy & Higher Education Create an intimidating environment for early-stage development
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
Digital Reputation One’s digital reputation
is how one is viewed by others based on the information that can be found online. Digital reputations can be curated and actions can be taken or avoided in order to craft a desired reputation. • Describe their current digital reputation. • Describe what they want their digital reputations to be. • Explain how actions and posts can influence one’s digital reputation. • Analyze how their current digital reputation is reflective (or not) of the reputation they want. • Develop a plan for crafting a desired digital reputation. • Repeatedly critique and adjust their digital reputations as necessary.
Digital Literacy Digital literacy is
the ability to consume and apply critical thinking skills to information and news found online. It entails the ability to identify and evaluate the credibility of digital content. • Identify and evaluate reputable and accurate sources for online news and information. • Identify phishing and other online scams and questionable activity. • Investigate the veracity and sources of digital information, news, and rumors. • Evaluate one’s own role in consuming and sharing reputable information. • Produce and share digital content that is researched and vetted.
Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship skills
include the ability to interact with others civilly, and towards productive ends. Digital citizens respect the rights of others, understand issues of ethics and privacy, and laws governing online behaviors. • Apply social media skills for activism and the public good. • Identify and intervene when individuals are indicating self-harm or damaging behaviors online. • Produce and share digital content that respects copyright and enhances dialogue. • Explain the nature of privacy online and the types of information that is collected and shared online. • Change one’s privacy settings and modify behaviors to fit one’s desired level of engagement online.
Digital Communication Being able to
successfully communicate on digital platforms includes the ability to engage in dialogue with others in a constructive and mutually beneficial way. •Recognize civil behaviors online and the effects of uncivil behavior. •Use and post to social media in a reflective and responsible way. •Demonstrate how to engage in dialogue across difference online and employ strategies to manage conflict.
Digital Collaboration Collaboration online requires
an awareness of appropriate tools, how to use these tools, and how to set goals and tasks that allow for all to participate. •Identify collaborative online tools that enable one to accomplish tasks. •Demonstrate the ability to use collaborative features of software to achieve personal and shared goals. •Apply information and engage others in the wider digital world to group tasks, problems, and solutions. •Plan and organize teams and teamwork online.
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Bukis Print Shop Manager Chloe Corsi Manager Catherine O’Malley BSUlife.com Editor in Chief Jessica Laudati Design Team Manager Emily Cohn Video Team Manager Laura Lawton Social Media Manager 5 5 7 5 6 2 Ed Cabellon, Ph.D. @EdCabellon www.EdCabellon.com