The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity
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Digital strangers are people we interact with, people we are inspired by, people we understand (even a little) about their views and their position in a specific network, but know very little about. We can still learn from and with them. We can create and share. We can innovate and solve problems. We can increase awareness and affect change. We can engage, entertain and provide comfort or inspiration.
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Infographic: Location-Based Social Media - Every Move You Make

Infographic: Location-Based Social Media - Every Move You Make | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it
This infographic details the demographics behind location-based social media and just how much technology users share about their lives.

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Watching the detectives: Rethinking the way we teach digital identity | Peter Bryant

Watching the detectives: Rethinking the way we teach digital identity | Peter Bryant | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it

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Social media is a disruptive and potentially transformative practice for adult education. According to Edudemic, 91% of college faculty in the US are incorporating social media into their teaching, 80% of academics have at least one social media account and 2/3 of students access social media during class . There are wide variations in the understanding people (academics, administrators and learners) have about social media, both in its scope and scale. In the context of my recent posts about the notion of ‘e-learning potential’ I have riffed on the idea that resistance to pedagogical change arising from technology comes in many forms (action/activity, vicarious willing of failure, and lack of empirical research).

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Peter Bryant's curator insight, June 20, 2013 12:55 PM

Social media is a disruptive and potentially transformative practice for adult education. According to Edudemic, 91% of college faculty in the US are incorporating social media into their teaching, 80% of academics have at least one social media account and 2/3 of students access social media during class . There are wide variations in the understanding people (academics, administrators and learners) have about social media, both in its scope and scale. In the context of my recent posts about the notion of ‘e-learning potential’ I have riffed on the idea that resistance to pedagogical change arising from technology comes in many forms (action/activity, vicarious willing of failure, and lack of empirical research).

Fleur Prinsen's curator insight, July 15, 2013 6:42 AM

Employability is at the core of the policy agenda for Higher education and is a critical consideration for many of it's learners. Is our most important lesson the one about how you construct an identity (promote a personal brand), as opposed to evolving one? 

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Edu-Punk Video Killed the LMS Star: In Absentia Video Presentations

Edu-Punk Video Killed the LMS Star: In Absentia Video Presentations | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it

I love Moodle. I hate Moodle when I grade. Without administrative access, Moodle is more frustrating than rewarding, so I often hack my own solutions. That said, I love learning from others and how they have rolled their own DIY LMS solutions. Among many colleagues, LMSs are an emotionally charged topic -- talking about them is exciting and aggravating. So, early on a Saturday morning at a professional conference in Vegas, I looked forward to hearing colleagues address some of the problems and tensions surrounding LMSs in their session: “The DIY LMS: Reaching New Publics with Homegrown Learning Management Systems.”


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Like it? We love it! Facebook assures us we're good enough

Facebook profiles reassure our self-worth because they offer a place where we can display the personal characteristics and relationships we value most, says a communication expert.

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Fleur Prinsen's curator insight, April 17, 2013 4:05 AM

Facebook could boost your self-esteem

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Noam Chomsky on Democracy and Education in the 21st Century and Beyond

Noam Chomsky on Democracy and Education in the 21st Century and Beyond | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it

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Christine Ann's curator insight, June 4, 2013 11:18 AM

This article didn't tell me anything I hadn't already observed as a secondary teacher in the Texas public school system.

 

I hope others reading and find it enlightening!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 4, 2013 9:19 PM

I think Chomsky is a great read.

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Donald Clark Plan B: E-portfolios – 7 reasons why I don’t want my life in a shoebox

Donald Clark Plan B: E-portfolios – 7 reasons why I don’t want my life in a shoebox | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it

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Shape Your Identity or it will shape you


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Say it out loud it’ll be okay : Action, activity and the chance to play | Peter Bryant

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Online Personality Influences Real-Life Identity | Psych Central News

Online Personality Influences Real-Life Identity | Psych Central News | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it

"One rapidly expanding area of psychological research is the study of how participation in social media affects everyday relationships and behavior."


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Kristen Louise Crawford's curator insight, August 24, 2014 7:01 AM

10. The article above looks into a few issues surrounding online identities, however one of significance to the topic is, how our online identities and activities relate to our everyday real lives.  This text proved to be of relevance. I consider the article to be reliable and accurate, bringing plenty of valuable information to my project design. What I found most relevant in the article was about how people disseminate misleading identities of themselves. The following excerpt explains this more…

 

“In yet another area of research, investigators are studying how closely the information we disclose online mirrors who we are offline. In two new sets of studies, psychologists looked to World of Warcraft players and to profiles of people who frequent cafes and bars.

 

“Whether we’re creating a screen name or avatar for ourselves, or broadcasting that the bar or coffee shop down the street is one of our frequent hangouts, we are inevitably telling those around us something about who we are as individuals,” says Graham of the University of Texas, Austin, co-author of the studies with Sam Gosling.


In the study about World of Warcraft players, the researchers found that although people can make consistent judgments about a player’s personality, those impressions do not match how the players view themselves.”

 

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Facebook in the Age of Facebook – The New Inquiry

Facebook in the Age of Facebook – The New Inquiry | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it

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Fleur Prinsen's curator insight, April 17, 2013 4:13 AM

We SHOULD stay critical of the calls to quantify ourselves and increase that quantity... 

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Enacting Digital Identities

Exploring digital literacies with our students means that we must we willing to reflect on our own digital practices and digital identity/identities. This prese
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a brilliant presentation that I would have loved to hear, thanks @catherinecronin

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Clay Shirky: Leveraging the Connected Multitudes


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Why (Not How) We Should Use iPads In Education ...

Why (Not How) We Should Use iPads In Education ... | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it
It's time to start asking the tough question about iPads in education. Why are we using it, not just how should we use it?

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'Call in the Night' experiment is creating an actual social network | Digital Trends

'Call in the Night' experiment is creating an actual social network | Digital Trends | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it
Dreams usually leave your brain the moment you wake up in the morning. Call in the Night attempts to discuss and record your fantasies as they happen. (Wake up! A 3 a.m.

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Fleur Prinsen's curator insight, July 15, 2013 6:57 AM

Wonder how this affects the ways in which people think about themselves and their connections to the world...

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Students See Hope for the Future of Online Education- 78 % of students say it's easier to learn in person than online.

Students See Hope for the Future of Online Education- 78 % of students say it's easier to learn in person than online. | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it
A new study shows that students think traditional classes are easier now. But online education offers a good option for the future.

50% say they don't need a physical classroom

-they want choice


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Feels like we only go backwards | Padlet

Feels like we only go backwards | Padlet | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it
Why do we still talk about e-learning in terms of potential?
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12 Disruptive Technologies That Are Changing The World

12 Disruptive Technologies That Are Changing The World | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it
A potential $33 trillion/year impact by 2025.

 


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Florinel Nicolai Deciu's curator insight, May 24, 2013 2:33 PM

The 12 disruptive technologies include: mobile Internet, automation of knowledge and work, Internet of things, cloud technology, advanced robotics, autonomous and near-autonomous vehicles, next-generation genomics, energy storage, 3D printing, advanced materials, advanced oil and gas exploration and recovery, renewable energy.

  
michel verstrepen's curator insight, June 5, 2013 9:04 PM

des compétences et des emplois ...

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danah boyd | apophenia » thoughts on Pew’s latest report: notable findings on race and privacy

danah boyd | apophenia » thoughts on Pew’s latest report: notable findings on race and privacy | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it

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Fleur Prinsen's curator insight, May 23, 2013 4:16 AM

Similar to what our research in the Wired Up project showed, 'race' is a factor, but what is shows in a manifestation of network effects. (http://www.uu.nl/wiredup/FleurPrinsen.htm)

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Selfies are not self-expression

Brian Droitcour writes: Producing a reflection of your image in Instagram always involves an awareness of the presence of others, the knowledge that your selfie is flaking and refracting in their p...

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Teachers - The 10 Stages of Twitter

Teachers - The 10 Stages of Twitter | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it
Stage 1 Sign up to twitter following persuasion/pestering by colleagues. Follow Stephen Fry, a famous sportsman/popstar and a news channel. Read a few tweets, don't understand what the fuss is abou...

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An alternative perspective on the meaning of 'open' in Higher Education

An alternative perspective on the meaning of 'open' in Higher Education | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it
With the rise of MOOCs there has been much speculation about the meaning of ‘open’, particularly with respect to the Higher Education business model.  It is clear that ‘open’ can be interpreted in ...

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 18, 2013 1:00 AM

Perhaps most significantly for Higher Education, ‘open’ can be associated with transparency, which involves a way of ‘being’ or a ‘state of mind’. Martin Weller has raised awareness of the need for scholars to be ‘open’ in his book ‘The Digital Scholar’,  and ‘open research’ and ‘open journals’ are steadily gaining momentum as a way of working.


Open access and free courses in which all learners and teachers freely share their expertise is thought by followers of many MOOCs, particularly the original cMOOCs, as the means to democratize education (See Fred Garnett’s blog post for further thoughts about Building Democratic Learning).

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a blogging ‘identity’

a blogging ‘identity’ | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it
I erased a post this morning, for the first time. I didn’t get rid of it altogether, because it’s OK. I just removed it from the schedule and saved it. I took it out of this blog because I realized...

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Fleur Prinsen's curator insight, January 22, 2013 12:21 PM

An example of how an online identity may be only a partial identity and something to think about... why do we feel we cannot show our ' whole' being in certain arena's?

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Learning Futures: Emerging technologies, pedagogies, and contexts

Slides from an invited speech given to the Technology in Higher Education Conference, National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar. 16 April, 2013.
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Edupunk, Engagement and the Rise of Peer Training

Edupunk, Engagement and the Rise of Peer Training | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it
Last week, the Thesis Whisperer visited Heriot-Watt. No, it wasn’t an expert in animal training nor was it a visiting speaker who hadn’t learned to project their voice but instead Dr Inger Mewburn,...

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Connect or Die

Connect or Die | The Digital Stranger: Education, participation, social networking and creativity | Scoop.it
No wonder your office feels like a morgue. You connect with vendors and clients but not with your receptionist, employees, or colleagues. It’s all business with coworkers but you send notes, make c...

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David Hain's curator insight, April 16, 2013 1:06 AM

We are all connectors here.