Top Ten Tweets for Tuesday

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Here is a selection of our favourite tweets and retweets from the TEL_St_A Twitter feed this week – just in case you missed them!

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Special issue – British Journal of Educational Technology on #MOOCs : ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning
bit.ly/1SFBJtk #edtech
@tel_st_a
We ask “Did people watch this video?” rather than, “What did people learn from watching this video?” #edtech #mooc bit.ly/1e121XN @cbthomson
Create an effective online presence – Create an about me/profile page #digitalfootprint @UoEDigitalFoot #UoEDF t.co/pimixojc9b @UoEDigitalFoot
Teacher Guides – bit.ly/1CnfzCR – flipped classroom, Twitter, badges and more.
#edtech #flipclass #opened #socialmedia
@edudemic
Illuminating manuscripts for the digital age t.co/uV1eCHPFDL via @timeshighered @StA_Classics
Great infographic – Mapping Digital Skills in Irish Higher Education bit.ly/1BIZEEc @allaboardHE
@univofstandrews’s Light Box project, bringing together poetry, photography & science is now free online: t.co/54cxYqryAB @staenglish
Awesome virtual reconstruction of how St Andrews Cathedral might have looked in 1318! #edtech #virtualworlds bit.ly/1HaKk5x @tel_st_a
Tech-savvy cheats beware: Universities are banning smart watches t.co/2JETfelzlb via @mashable @jiscdigital
#highered institutions’ approach to tech is crisis driven – conflicts w/ that of potential “customers” bit.ly/1Lk8KXZ @tel_st_a
“Lecture videos. Isn’t that what the flipped classroom is all about?” #edtech #flipclass #highered bit.ly/1TzTThw @derekbruff

 

Digital Identity

community.fwMight your attitude towards the online environment in general be affecting your attitude towards teaching online? Think of phrases like ‘digital native’ and ‘digital immigrant’ and also consider ‘digital divide’. Do you identify more with natives or immigrants? Many people see the difference as being something which is defined by age – but is this necessarily the case? (Marc Prensky, the originator of the phrase ‘digital native’ changed his thinking between 2001 and 2011).

Consider the resources below – do you have an online identity? If you do, is it conscious (i.e. do you deliberately adopt a different persona online) or subconscious? Or do you have multiple identities for different purposes? If you do, are these more explicit online than any different identities you may adopt in face-to-face interactions?

Enacting Digital Identity (Cronin, 2012)
Online identity: is authenticity or anonymity more important? (Krotoski, Guardian, 2012)
Future Identities (Government Office of Science, 2013)

What can your students pick up about you from how you interact online (through email, social media or online teaching tools)? Do you think their impressions would be more accurate than what they can tell from the shoes we wear, or the clothes we wear, or the photos we like to take? Who is you, the online individual?!