Digital Identity: December 1-18, 2009

This Is Me

This Is Me

by Shirley Williams -
Number of replies: 3
At the University of Reading in the UK we have over the last year run a project called "This Is Me" looking at what we consider Digital Identity (that is the persona that an individual projects on the internet).
We have made a workbook that contains material that helps individuals and groups investigate their Digital Identities, it is freely downloadable from Lulu (you can pay for a bound copy if you want) http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/this-is-me-%28bw%29/6797282

The workbook and most of our other stuff is available under a Creative Commons licence so feel free to re-use it, for example Nancy White re-purposed it for NGOs see http://www.fullcirc.com/wp/2009/05/19/digital-identity-workbook-for-npongo-folks/

If you have suggestions of other stuff we can include please post here, or over at our site http://thisisme.reading.ac.uk/

I will try and join in the other discussions, I am disappointed the Digital Tattoo session is when I am away because I very much admire what I have seen of their work.

Best wishes, Shirley
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Where Next for Digital Identity?

by Shirley Williams -

Where Next for Digital Identity?

A Free event at British Library, London
Thursday, January 07 - 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Eduserv funded three projects on Digital Identity as a result of our 2008 Eduserv Foundation grants call. The aim of this event is to share the findings from those projects and to analyse the key issues that they have identified in more detail. It will also provide an opportunity for discussion about the impact of social software and new media on future trends in this area. The intention is to focus primarily on the social, rather than technical, aspects of digital identity.


For more details see: http://www.eduserv.org.uk/events/wn4di

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Re: Where Next for Digital Identity?

by Trish Rosseel -
Hi Shirley,

Thanks so much for posting information about the This is me project. The workbook content is great and the worksheets and activities look like they could be very useful and interesting ways to engage students in conversations about their digital identities in relation to various contexts.

How have these worksheets and activities worked in practice? Have students been responsive to the activities involving role playing, for example? It is wonderful to hear about new ways of facilitating learning in this arena.

And, thanks for sharing the information about the other Eduserv projects related to digital identity. I'm eager to follow up on them.

Cheers,
Trish
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Re: Where Next for Digital Identity?

by Cindy Underhill -
Hi Shirley,

Thanks for sharing the link to your project - I really like the idea of case studies shared by participants. I didn't spend enough time on the site to get a sense of how the context for case studies was shaped or whether discussion was facilitated - would be great to chat with you further about this.

Trish and I (and colleagues) have been working with case studies (news items and examples mainly) in our sessions with student groups around the digital tattoo project we are involved with. We initially we hoping that visitors to the site would share their stories as well - though we haven't had much success with this so far - would be great to talk further about the strategies you used to generate stories.

Maybe we could arrange an online chat sometime with our student team? Sorry you can't be with us on Friday.

Cindy