online presence literacy
The JISC funded Digitally Ready project , part of the Developing Digital Literacies programme has enabled us to further the work done on the Eduserv funded This Is Me project. By bringing the original project outputs in to University of Reading ownership, the materials are more sustainable, and set in the twin contexts of Digital Literacy and Employability. A drinks coaster, for all your Digital Identity needs The This Is Me project looked at ways of helping people to learn more about what makes up their Digital Identity (DI) and at ways of developing and enhancing it. “Digital Identity” is made up of multiple parts – it isn’t just what we have published about ourself on the web, but also includes things other people have published about us. The University of Reading’s CCMS funded a continuation of This Is Me , which ran through until early 2010.
Wow, this is a great LiveBinder by VisionsByVicky “This binder is an attempt to collect and organize Digital Citizenship resources by age (grade level). Often when we think of Digital Citizenship, we only think about the safety aspects of it but being a digital citizen is much more than just being safe. The nine elements of Digital Citizenship as outlined in the book Digital Citizenship in Schools by Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey are:
I recently picked up a copy of Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality at my local library. The author is a psychiatrist by the name of Elias Aboujaoude who is currently serving as the director at the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The thesis of Aboujaoude’s book is that the world wide web can have a very profound affect on our sense of self. In fact, it can cause a kind of “digital divide” between our digital self , how we often think and behave online, and our offline self, how we often think and behave in face-to-face, “real world” interactions.
If you think you're different on Facebook than you are in real life, you've got some explaining to do. A 2011 study from the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Psychology called "Manifestations of Personality in Online Social Networks: Self-Reported Facebook-Related Behaviors and Observable Profile Information" published in the academic journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking found that Facebook users are no different online than they are offline. The study also revealed strong connections between real personality and Facebook-related behavior. Social and personality processes, the study says, accurately mirror non-virtual environments. Looking at the big five personality traits - openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism - Professor Samuel D. Gosling and his colleagues found that self-reported personality traits are accurately reflected in online social networks such as Facebook.
Am in the process of creating a new blog to be called “Is my digital footprint ready for teaching?” . The following describes the why and what and records some initial planning/design. Keen to hear any suggestions folk have.