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Presentation for IT Research Series seminar at NUI Galway, February 2014. Related blog post:

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  • 1.Open Education and Digital Identities Catherine Cronin IT Research Seminar, NUI Galway 06 February 2014Image: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 etutoria

2. 3. Academic coordinator - IT Online Lecturer - #ct231Open and networked educator CC image: Laenulfean 4. I dont think education is about centralized instruction anymore; rather, it is the process [of] establishing oneself as a node in a broad network of distributed creativity. Joi Ito @joiQuote: Joi ItoImage: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 yo 5. networksopennessidentity 6. The higher education sector has reached a critical point where it must address the innovations that have changed the way its learners, and the rest of society, seek and engage with knowledge. 7. 20052013Source: Pew Research Centers Internet & American Life Project, 2005-2013 8. #icollab TAGSExplorer thanks to @mhawksey 9. Networked Publics space constructed through networked technologiesthe imagined collective which emerges (people + tech + practice)danah boyd @zephoria danah.orgImage: CC BY-NC 2.0 Roo Reynolds 10. Networked Individualism Social NetworksMobile Internet 11. Networked PUBLICS Networked INDIVIDUALISMNetworked IDENTITIESLEARNING? TEACHING? 12. Networked TeacherImage CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Alec Couros 13. 14. Networked Students tooStudentBased on image CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Alec Couros 15. Networked EducatorsNetworked StudentsClassroomBounded Online SpacesOpen Online Spaces 16. Flickr CC images: cdessums, infidelic, sholeh! 17. The Daily Divide Individuals with abundant access to ICTs who have habits of effective use of these technologies in information-seeking and problem-solving activities are unable to make effective use of these technologies in higher education settings. David Wiley & John Hilton III (2009) 18. Networked EducatorsNetworked StudentsClassroomBounded Online SpacesOpen Online Spaces 19. Networked EducatorsNetworked StudentsClassroomBounded Online SpacesOpen Online Spaces 20. networksopennessidentity 21. As studies become more contextualised it seems that the real lesson of online identity is not that it transforms identity but that it makes us more aware that offline identity was already more multiple, culturally contingent and contextual than we had appreciated. Danny Miller (2013) Future Identities report 22. privacyauthenticity Image CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Frederic Poirotdigital identity 23. Digital Identities multiple aspects Key Selves of Networked Publics: Performative Self Quantified Self Participatory Self Asynchronous Self Augmented Self Surveiled Self Branded SelfBonnie Stewart @bonstewart Image: 24. If institutions of learning are going to help learners with the real challenges they face... [they] will have to shift their focus from imparting curriculum to supporting the negotiation of productive identities through landscapes of practices. Etienne Wenger (2010)CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 choconancy1 25. #icollab 26. 27. Networked EducatorsNetworked StudentsClassroomBounded Online SpacesOpen Online Spaces 28. Learners need to practice and experiment with different ways of enacting their identities, and adopt subject positions through different social technologies and media.These opportunities can only be supported by academic staff who are themselves engaged in digital practices and questioning their own relationship with knowledge.- Keri Facer & Neil Selwyn (2010) 29. open education and digital identity: issues to explore Created vs. ascribed identities Development of new identities (social, pedagogical, civic, professional) Crossing boundaries (temporal & spatial as well as institution, education sector, geography, culture, power level) Power relationships between educators and students 30. Thank you! Catherine Cronin @catherinecronin 31. References boyd, dana (2010). Social network sites as networked publics: Affordances, dynamics, and implications. In Z. Papacharissi (Ed.), Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Network Sites. (pp. 39-58). Facer, Keri & Selwyn, Neil (2010). Social networking: Key messages from the research. In R. Sharpe, H. Beetham & S. de Freitas (Eds.) Rethinking Learning For A Digital Age. Gutirrez, Kris D. (2008). Developing a sociocritical literacy in the Third Space. Reading Research Quarterly, 43(2), 148-164. Ito, J. (2011, December 5). In an open-source society, innovating by the seat of our pants. The New York Times. Miller, Danny (2013). Future Identities report. Foresight Project, DR2. Pew Research Center (2013) Internet and American Life Project Rainie, Lee & Wellman, Barry (2012). Networked: The new social operating system. MIT Press. Stewart, Bonnie (2013). Massiveness + openness = new literacies of participation? MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 9(2). Wenger, Etienne (2010) Knowledgeability in Landscapes of Practice SRHE Conference 2010. In deFreitas & Jameson, Eds. (2012) The e-Learning Reader Wiley, David & Hilton III, John (2009). Openness, dynamic specialization, and the disaggregated future of higher education. The International Review Of Research In Open And Distance Learning, 10(5).