Posts tagged "identity"

Develop Your Own Personal Cyberinfrastructure

Due to the ubiquity of the Internet and other digital technologies, individuals have tremendous opportunities to develop their digital identity. These new spaces and tools bring with them specific literacy practices that help us think about how these tools might be used to read, write, and communicate. If thoughtfully utilized, we have tremendous opportunities to…

Three reasons to become a digitally agile researcher

As new digital and social technologies become ubiquitous in society, there is often a certain amount of negotiation or hesitation as we adjust to these texts, tools, and spaces. Despite the transformative possibilities associated with the inclusion of the Internet and other communication technologies (ICTs), relatively little is known about the regular use of these…

Social Scholars: Educators’ Digital Identity Construction in Social & Connected Online Learning Environments

We have continued to unpack data from the first round of the #WalkMyWorld project. This blog post shares materials from research I conducted with Julie Wise that examined pre-service and veteran educators and their experiences in the project. We also submitted the paper presented at LRA to Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice. It was published in…

Creating and Curating Your Online Brand

TL;DR Version: There are wealth of free digital texts and tools that can be used to create and curate your online, educational brand. More importantly, when developed with a digital learning hub, you can build up and control your own learning management system.   In working with teachers in pre-service programs, professional development, and institutes…

Raising a Digital Native

In recent months I've been particularly intrigued by early literacy practices and how these are affected by ICTs, especially by some of our youngest learners. I'm the proud father of a six month old, and I've had the privilege of watching him interact with the signs, symbols and systems that make up the connections and communication systems…