Identity

Lyndsay Grant Profile Picture
By Lyndsay Grant 08/15/2011 - 3:30pm Comments
The stories we tell about ourselves are immensely powerful. In a digital age, how do we use social media to construct and tell these stories? How we explain who we are, where we have come from, and where we are going constitute important...
Life Narratives in Social Media  Blog Image
Whitney Burke Profile Picture
By Whitney Burke 12/02/2011 - 6:40am Comments
Betsy DiSalvo is a Human Centered Computing PhD candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Interactive Computing looking at the ways in which culture impacts technology, and how we can leverage cultural practices into...
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By Aleks Krotoski 03/14/2012 - 10:20am Comments
In her new book, Consent of the Networked, Rebecca Mackinnon offers a reality check: "We have a problem,” she writes. “We understand how power works in the physical world, but we do not yet have a clear understanding of how power works in the...
Reflexivity: Why We Must Shape, and Not Be Shaped By, Technology Blog Image
Ben Williamson  Profile Picture
By Ben Williamson 10/15/2012 - 9:55am Comments
How should we understand the part played by code in digital media and learning? We are accustomed to arguments that digital media are affecting our existing practices of reading, looking, seeing and hearing, yet relatively little is said of how...
Coded Curriculum: The New Architectures of Learning Blog Image
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By Lyndsay Grant 12/31/2012 - 3:10pm Comments
Digital media allow us to produce, collect, organise and interpret more data about our lives than ever before. Our every digital interaction contributes to vast databases of information that index our behaviour from online movie choices to...
Datafication: How the Lens of Data Changes How We See Ourselves Blog Image
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By Ben Williamson 04/01/2011 - 3:00pm Comments
Learning with digital media is often articulated through an affective vocabulary of play, informality, enjoyment, and creativity, as opposed to the formality, standards and routines of conventional schooling. This difference in the language of...
School, Work and Play: Decoding Digital Age Shifts Blog Image
Lyndsay Grant Profile Picture
By Lyndsay Grant 12/31/2012 - 3:10pm Comments
Digital media allow us to produce, collect, organise and interpret more data about our lives than ever before. Our every digital interaction contributes to vast databases of information that index our behaviour from online movie choices to...
Datafication: How the Lens of Data Changes How We See Ourselves Blog Image
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By Lyndsay Grant 10/25/2013 - 10:20am Comments
The seduction of ‘Big Data’ lies in its promise of greater knowledge. The large amounts of data created as a by-product of our digital interactions, and the increased computing capacity to analyse it offer the possibility of knowing more about...
Understanding Education through Big Data Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 08/20/2012 - 11:55am Comments
I’m currently iterating some work around Web Literacies for the Mozilla Foundation (you can see the latest version of my thinking here). Perhaps the biggest consideration when dealing with so-called ‘New’ Literacies is distinguishing them from...
Digital Literacies and Web Literacies: What's the Difference? Blog Image
Lyndsay Grant Profile Picture
By Lyndsay Grant 12/31/2012 - 3:10pm Comments
Digital media allow us to produce, collect, organise and interpret more data about our lives than ever before. Our every digital interaction contributes to vast databases of information that index our behaviour from online movie choices to...
Datafication: How the Lens of Data Changes How We See Ourselves Blog Image
Lyndsay Grant Profile Picture
By Lyndsay Grant 10/25/2013 - 10:20am Comments
The seduction of ‘Big Data’ lies in its promise of greater knowledge. The large amounts of data created as a by-product of our digital interactions, and the increased computing capacity to analyse it offer the possibility of knowing more about...
Understanding Education through Big Data Blog Image
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By danah boyd 12/12/2011 - 8:30am Comments
Over the last couple of years, I've laid awake at night asking myself uncomfortable questions about bullying and teen suicide. I don't have answers to most of the questions that I have, but I'm choosing to voice my questions, fears, and doubts...
Four Difficult Questions Regarding Bullying and Youth Suicide Blog Image
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By danah boyd 03/19/2012 - 9:10am Comments
On Friday, Dharun Ravi -- the Rutgers student whose roommate Tyler Clementi killed himself in a case narrated through the lens of cyberbullying -- was found guilty of privacy invasion, tampering with evidence, and bias intimidation (a hate...
Reflecting on Dharun Ravi's Conviction Blog Image
Ben Williamson  Profile Picture
By Ben Williamson 04/01/2011 - 3:00pm Comments
Learning with digital media is often articulated through an affective vocabulary of play, informality, enjoyment, and creativity, as opposed to the formality, standards and routines of conventional schooling. This difference in the language of...
School, Work and Play: Decoding Digital Age Shifts Blog Image
Nishant Shah  Profile Picture
By Nishant Shah 10/24/2011 - 9:35am Comments
This is the first post of a research inquiry that questions the ways in which we have understood the Youth-Technology-Change relationship in the contemporary digital world, especially through the identity of ‘Digital Native’. Drawing from three...
In Search of the Other: Decoding Digital Natives Blog Image
S. Craig Watkins Profile Picture
By S. Craig Watkins 11/15/2011 - 11:40am Comments
For more than nine weeks now I have been working with a high school in the Central Texas area, getting to know students, teachers, and administrators.  Along with a fantastic team of graduate students, we are spending time with an after...
‘Connected Learning’ in Edge Communities Blog Image
Antero Garcia Profile Picture
By Antero Garcia 10/03/2011 - 11:40am Comments
I'm usually pretty optimistic about the possibilities available to innovative teachers and students. Lately, however, I've been worried about the wholesale apathy and universal shoulder-shrug that's been the response to "What do we do about...
Learning to Cheat as a Digital Literacy
S. Craig Watkins Profile Picture
By S. Craig Watkins 11/15/2011 - 11:40am Comments
For more than nine weeks now I have been working with a high school in the Central Texas area, getting to know students, teachers, and administrators.  Along with a fantastic team of graduate students, we are spending time with an after...
‘Connected Learning’ in Edge Communities Blog Image
Antero Garcia Profile Picture
By Antero Garcia 10/03/2011 - 11:40am Comments
I'm usually pretty optimistic about the possibilities available to innovative teachers and students. Lately, however, I've been worried about the wholesale apathy and universal shoulder-shrug that's been the response to "What do we do about...
Learning to Cheat as a Digital Literacy
Aleks Krotoski Profile Picture
By Aleks Krotoski 03/14/2012 - 10:20am Comments
In her new book, Consent of the Networked, Rebecca Mackinnon offers a reality check: "We have a problem,” she writes. “We understand how power works in the physical world, but we do not yet have a clear understanding of how power works in the...
Reflexivity: Why We Must Shape, and Not Be Shaped By, Technology Blog Image