How I like to be assessed is somewhat different from how I prefer to assess my students. I love taking multiple-choice tests. My very first one was the GRE test I took to enter a graduate program at a US university. It felt like a fun puzzle in comparison to the anxiety-causing oral exams that […]
Unpacking my Digital Identity
I remember the first time I used the internet. I’d been bugging my parents ever since I saw an episode of Ghostwriter that depicted hackers and cyberspace. I was intrigued. I was vaguely aware that my father’s massive laptop he kept in his office had a modem, the mystical device that could connect me. I […]
Am I doing this right?
I asked my Anthropology of Mass Media students to do a similar digital identity curation assignment to review their online presence. While I assigned this task to my students, I have never examined my own digital presence. To do this for the DigPINS workshop, I started thinking about my roles online in relations to the […]
Manners on the web – can we just be nice?
Defining a digital identity for yourself is hard work. Who have I already been and who do I want to be? Translating this maturation process online as it occurs in real life can be paralyzing. Then, add on top of that the idea that you have to actually INTERACT with others online and there seems […]
Driving my digital identity
I’ve been using social media for much longer than I have been a professional. MySpace started when I was in middle school – the beginning of my digital identity. But times were simpler and the biggest decision to be made was what to make my away message on AIM. Would it be too moody? Too […]
Week 5: Write Your Own Ending
Well, that’s the end. After a fashion. Because we were talking about identities, and networks of people, and our work, and those things didn’t end. So the question is, what do you want to do with this experience? Let me start with thanks. I have greatly enjoyed hearing your ideas and discussions over this month […]