Online identities is a topic I find particularly interesting as I'm basing my dissertation around it - but what actually is a digital identity? Costa and Torres described online identities as an activity centralised around "presentation and reputation" (2011). Suggesting that our online identities are managed representations of our true selves. An idea I think is … Continue reading Topic 2 – Online identities, should we have one or multiple?
I am very grateful that Topic 1 was formally assessed as it allowed me to have a trial run with blogging. Having never written a blog before I personally found it very different to the academic style writing I'm used to submitting for University projects. This also allowed me to get to grips with how … Continue reading Topic 1 – Reflection
The idea of digital residents and visitors was first proposed by Prensky (2001) in an attempt to understand the distinction arising with the lifestyles of new generations, ones growing up with no prior recollection of life before digital technologies, compared with that of older generations who learnt these skills already a fully developed adult. The two sides were … Continue reading Topic 1: Digital Residents and Visitors – what does it all mean?