This network is for educators and students of the Flat Connections Global Project

FCGP Workflow

Latest News

Teachers, join the Flat Connections Global Educator

course.

FCGP 14-1 archives.

Thank you to those who joined us in Sydney, June 2014 for the next Flat Connections Conference

"Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds" is here! Order your copy now! (especially if you are a teacher on the project) 

Global Calendar

Events

Created by Alan Levine @cogdog http://cogdogblog.com as the Keynote video for Flat Classroom Project 12-1 and NetGenEd Project 2012
http://fcp12-1.flatclassroomproject.org/Keynote
http://netgened2012.flatclassroomproject.org/Keynote
http://flatclassroomproject.net

Our language of saying "going online" carries the connotation that we go to a different place, and with that, who we are in these places has a different identity. With the ubiquity of mobile devices, we effectively carrying the internet in our pockets, and for me, carries questions about the blurred boundary of "online" versus "offline". In this video, I would like to explore these questions, share some stories, and make some suggestions about managing our own identities versus having it managed for us.
Guiding Questions:
- Is there a clear demarcation between who you are online and elsewhere?
- What parts of you are people missing out on if they do not interact with the online you?
- Why (or why not) should you manage your own personal cyber infrastructure? What does this mean to you?
- Who are we in this space where the online world is not something distinctly separate?

Alan is widely recognized for expertise in the application of new technologies to education and was a pioneer on the web. An early proponent of blogs and RSS, he shares his ideas and discoveries at CogDogBlog. More recently he has explored new forms of web storytelling (including 50+ Web 2.0 Ways To Tell a Story and the StoryBox), and tools for connecting and open sharing online.

Currently he is an instructional technology specialist at the University of Mary Washington, following leadership positions at the New Media Consortium and the Maricopa Community Colleges. When possible, he enjoys the peace of a little cabin in Strawberry, Arizona. His interests include digital storytelling, digital photography, bending WordPress to his whims, and randomly dipping into the inifinte river of the internet.
http://cogdogblog.com
http://cogdog.info
http://twitter.com/cogdog
http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog

Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.

Views: 837

Comment

You need to be a member of Flat Connections Global Project to add comments!

Join Flat Connections Global Project

Comment by Joseph H-PPHS on March 23, 2012 at 1:37am

I am no different online than elsewhere.  When you are online no one can see what you look or sound like.  This means that you can become whoever you want to be.  These people probably wish that they were someone else so they act different online.  I do not think that people are missing out on any part of you if they do not interact with you online.  They only miss out on who you want to be.  I do not think that who you are online is any part of the real you.  I believe that too much online interaction is bad.  I think that everyone has people that actually want to be friends with you in the real world.  Online interaction ruins our ability to socialize.  Most of us who interact online do not see the person who we are interacting with.  This makes it easier to be mean or nice to someone.  We become someone different because we want to reinvent ourselves to who we want to be.


Admin
Comment by Julie Lindsay on March 22, 2012 at 11:43am

Students and Teachers of FCP12-1 and NetGenEd 2012, and anyone else who wants to contribute. We are excited and honored to have Alan Levine as our keynote speaker this semester. His video shares in interesting perspective and raises many questions including these key ones we invite you to respond to. You can respond here, or if you write a blog post, link back to here and TAG with 'keynote'. I look forward to hearing your ideas.

Guiding Questions

  1. Is there a clear demarcation between who you are online and elsewhere?
  2. What parts of you are people missing out on if they do not interact with the online you?
  3. Why (or why not) should you manage your own personal cyber infrastructure? What does this mean to you?
  4. Who are we in this space where the online world is not something distinctly separate?

© 2014   Created by Julie Lindsay.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service