Here’s what I find fascinating about this topic: I have a sense that our formation of relationships online is fundamentally different than our formation of relationships IRL because of the vast differences between those two contexts. Okay, after re-reading that, I realize it doesn’t sound like a very bold statement. Let’s see if I can dig deeper. . . Continue reading Sprung
Tonight in class the topic was Creative Commons, but, really, it was an opportunity to talk about copyright, public domain, fair use, and the whole CC movement. I had asked everyone to consider the question “Why are we talking about copyright in a class about digital identity and citizenship?”
I am ashamed to admit this, but I am five weeks into di202, and I haven’t blogged about it. At all. This is particularly horrid since I’ve started to really push the di202ers to blog more about more stuff. I know better than to preach and not practice. Continue reading Five Weeks In
Well, it’s officially less than one week until classes start, and I’m a little further with preparing for #DI202 (That’s my chosen hashtag for AMST202: Identity and Citizenship in the Digital Age which I’ll be teaching this spring.) Here’s where things stand:
- I’m holding firm at a whopping SIX students right now. I was up to ten last week which I was pretty excited about, but a with the semester starting up I guess there’s a lot of schedule juggling going on. Maybe I’ll gain a few more before next Tuesday. Hopefully, I won’t lose anymore!
- I’ve decided to scale back the number of topics for the class. More on this below. Continue reading DI202, 6 Days and Counting
In typical Martha-fashion, a new semester is about to start and I feel only about 20% prepared. Not only do I have a number of large DTLT projects underway (including the ePortfolio and online learning initiative — both of which I need to write updates about), I’m embarking on teaching a new course in the American studies program at UMW this spring. The class is a sophomore seminar on “Identity and Citizenship in the Digital Age.” I am equally parts excited and terrified. I’m neither a sociologist nor a psychologist nor a political scientist, so I’ve been struggling with the best way to approach the topics of “identity” and “citizenship” while staying honest. In the end, I’ll approach it like I do most everything in my life: like a hack. 🙂 Continue reading Welcoming 2012, in which I stress out a little and beg for help (a lot)