Top Ten Tweets for Tuesday

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


Digital Identity > Follow Up

follow_up.fwHere are some further resources on the topic of Digital Identity, from the LSE Literary Festival 2015 on Digital Personhood and Identity which took place in February of this year. You can listen to the conference podcast (talks start around 04:37), and consult the huge range of blog posts – there is a section on Academic Identity and the Digital Age.

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?!