DigPINS starts with an exploration / reflection on one’s own digital identity.
- Who are you online?
- Where are you online?
- (How does “who you are” relate to “where you are”?)
- What social traces do you leave?
- How would you like to start / continue curating or shaping your digital presence and identity?
We’ll all have different answers to these questions, and different aspects of our identities which we want to reflect on in this moment. There is no “right way” to reflect; the diversity of our experiences will make for good conversation! We’ll discuss what has worked for us, what hasn’t, what fears we may have, and our possible ideal identities; i.e. how we see others and how we think others see us.
Please take a look at this introductory video to get you started. It will help explain the activities and resources below.
- Join our Moodle page. Update your profile with a picture and say hi! in the course forum. Since we will be interacting completely online, share a picture or tell us about a place on campus you like. Also, let us know what days and times (mornings, afternoons, evenings) are best for synchronous sessions. (These won’t be longer than 1 hour and will only happen once a week).
- There are 2 readings for this week posted below.
- As a way to think and talk about your digital identity, make a visitor / resident map of how you engage on the web and post it in Week 1 channel in Slack. Share it on Twitter #vandr if you are comfortable. Here is a video and reading about Visitor / Resident Mapping. Visitor and Resident Typology, Video on VR Mapping
- If don’t already have one, start a Twitter account. Your account can be connected to your name or can be anonymous. If anonymous, please share with the group. Please share your Twitter handle in the course forum on Moodle so we can follow each other! If you are new to Twitter you can take a look at this: Maximizing Your Learning on Twitter.
- Write a blog post (by the end of the week) with us as your intended audience (although you may have other audiences in mind). This week’s post can be a response to the readings, to the visitor / resident activity, or anything else you find related. You can either post directly in our course website or if you already have an active blog, you can post there as well. I will be adding everyone to the course website so please keep an eye out for the invite.
- Take a look at colleagues’ posts and comment either directly in their platform or on Moodle.
Why Academics Need a Digital Persona – Laura Pasquini
In Praise of Living in Public – Bonnie Stewart