Etienne briefly illustrated what he meant by referring to his son’s ‘meaningless’ biology homework on cells. I found this interesting as one of the more meaningful aspects of my own education was the study of biology – for me what could be more meaningful than the study of life – and within that the study of histology – related to the study of genetics, which I remember as being fascinating, since I could easily relate it to ‘me’ – why I have brown eyes, cannot roll my tongue …FSLT12: Wegner Presentation
by Apostolos K. ("AK")
Here is an interesting synchronous session recorded last week on FSLT12 with Etienne Wegner
…About Identity with Etienne Wenger
Perhaps the best in First Steps of Learning and Teaching are the synchronous sessions on Wednesdays. Last week Frances Bell visited the course and this week Etienne and Beverly Wenger Trayner. (Your name is so long that I take only half of it to my heading. I’ve known Etienne for a longer time I like the concept community of practice, we used it in teacher education and understood that boundary broking was important. I like the practice driven orientation, practice is a challenging criteria.
This time I think only about identity, its roots and concepts needed to follow it. Etienne and Beverly presented this slide :
Identity must be contextualized as the image tells: negotating identity in a complex landscape. …Me online: digital or what?
This post is my farewell to the digital identity week in Change11 and integrates also my posts (see February 2012) about the article of Jenny Mackness and Carmen Tschofen. They tried to add some psychological concepts to open online studies and used the traits given by the Big 5 Personality Test. This week Ailsa linked to Facebook a Mirror of Online Behavior that uses those big 5 traits. And I tried to explore mine. Here comes a picture I took via printscreen, they save my privacy but I am allowed to show what I want.
This information is cropped from the right side: The Big 5 Personality Test assesses key personality traits to get an overview of your character. It …My real digital identity for Change11
Bonnie Stewart hasactivated many participants this week in Change11, me too. I’ve read my earlier writings and followed discussions in FB group and around some blogs. Bonnie was skillful in creating the atmosphere that she wants our comments in order to develop her own thinking. In the live session in Wednesday she tempted 50 people to participate and share many questions and enjoyable humor. Last night I could not sleep I had so many thoughts about my digital identity , so I’ve to write once more. My former posts have been too abstract, dead concepts. Now I planned an image to help me:Identity or digital identity
I have used Marguerite Koole’s research earlier in this blog (June 1st 2010) in order to understand identity issues. After reading her research again and listening the recording of CIDER (2.3.2011) I am still wondering what to take and what to leave. Of course I had read a lot stuff about identity during my life (studies in Psychology and Education, at work in teacher education, experiences in private life etc). Identity integrates everything ans it reflects everything around us. Perhaps Koole has gathered the knowledge that old sciences psychology and sociology can give us to understand identity issues. She used for instance these concepts (a simple Power Point image again):Six key aspects of my digital identity
Bonnie Stewart hasprepared to participate in Change11 as a facilitator this week. I love the theme Identity and want to learn more about it and about myself. This is a good opportunity. I have read my earlier writings and some pages which have given something to me. Chris Messina had a lecture three years ago : Identity is the platform. I used the same idea in one of my blog posts during PLENK saying that I am the platform. Often the content of identity is only tools, devices, apps or what ever they are. I want to get rid of the technical orientation as a dominating factor.
I am happy that Bonnie Stewart has a broad orientation. She …Digital Humanities and the #alt-ac track – but why need it be centered around the “academy”
by George Roberts
the #alt-ac label speaks to to a broad set of hybrid, humanities-oriented professions centered in and around the academy, in which there are rich opportunities to put deep — often doctoral-level — training in scholarly disciplines to use. Recent #alt-ac conversation online additionally tends to focus on the digital humanities, a community of practice marrying sophisticated understanding of traditional disciplines with new tools and methods. The digital humanities constitute, in my opinion, the best gig in town — attracting scholars who exhibit restless, interdisciplinary curiosity, mastery of relevant research tools and methods (old and new), and uncommon comfort — in a world that defines expertise like this— with a general assumption that practitioners are jacks-of-all-trades.