Some Thoughts on Identity

Jenny Connected

MOOC is Identity. The focus of this topic is on digital identity – exploring questions such as: ‘How do we know who someone is?’, ‘How do we project ourselves on the internet?’ Learning, Meaning and Identity , which is one of the best thumbed books on my bookshelf.

Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

In social science, agency is the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices. By contrast, structure is those factors of influence (such as social class, religion, gender, ethnicity, ability, customs, etc.) Social Justice Repair Kit.

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The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

MOOC has been Identity. To answer these questions we have discussed what identity means, digital and otherwise, we have created identity graphs (there are some great examples, see the end of this post) and Stephen Downes, convener of this MOOC, has introduced us to the idea of encryption keys.

2018 148

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

He claims that open education can change the world and is a kind of social literacy that can transform society, connect us across the globe, and enable each of us to believe we have the capacity to become an important person in society.

2018 225

Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

These are the blinkers and silos of our identities which blind us to different points of view. We advance our own truth claims with our own biases and live in echo chambers which are amplified by social media.

2018 219

Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. HolonIQ, Nov 30, 2018 Though dated last June this market map appeared in my inbox from Holon only today. How Wikipedia dodged public outcry plaguing social media platforms.

2018 166

E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

To return to his presentation, I was more interested in what he had to say about identity and community. Our identity will be the thread that runs through an otherwise distributed, disconnected set of data.

2018 174

Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

A very useful post was shared by Random Access , who, it turns out, has extensive experience of working on Open Badges with the Scottish Social Services Council. Learning, Meaning and Identity , issues related to how learning changes who we are.

2018 148

Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

In the future we will have our own personal servers and will personally manage our multiple identities through public and private social networks. Prospective employers seeking a match for the jobs they want filled can then view the details of these identities.”.

2018 139

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

A movement that scales, not in the sense of it being a monolithic mob, but consisting of a multitude of communities , each with their own identity, but in federation having real impact. Such linking pins can be social bridges (e.g.

2018 182

My experiences of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC to date

Jenny Connected

It would be a short or long piece about the content, the way it’s being organized, the way the learners did or did not interact with each other or how we reacted in blog posts and on social media. All the other topics have been great, and I particularly enjoyed the week on Identity , and the fact that I was able to enter into some deeper and broader discussions with a few participants about ideas such as ‘betweenness’ , that are of particular interest to me at the moment.

2018 127

When Inclusion Excludes ….

Jenny Connected

Open education aspires to democratize education, promote inclusion and effect change through social justice. We offer an illustrative inventory of some social media interactional patterns to examine communication used in open online education communities.

2018 139

Information Protection: The What

Michael Sampson - Currents

Likewise for social security numbers (US), tax numbers (pretty much everywhere), health identification numbers (ditto), and more. When thinking about information protection , one of the key questions is what: what specific information should be protected?

2018 116

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

A movement that scales, not in the sense of it being a monolithic mob, but consisting of a multitude of communities , each with their own identity, but in federation having real impact. Such linking pins can be social bridges (e.g.

2018 130

Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

Its effects are not limited to humans; they affect all mammals and other “social” creatures whose core sense of identity is connected to their culture. What most manifests this early acedic stage of social collapse is a moving away from caring.

2018 74

Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

They are highly social: They regroup in their roosts daily to be closer to ‘friends’, favour matrilineal relatives, demonstrate sharing and other altruistic behaviours, and rub noses as greetings and to confirm identities. fruit bat, from wikimedia.

2018 74

Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

That system is destroying our environment, our social fabric, and our very civilization. We are social creatures, and we have lost our sense of community, of belonging. Our sense of identity and separation is ephemeral, illusory. image from Pixabay, CC0.

2018 57

How Would We Behave Without ‘Selves’?

How to Save the World

They seem exceptionally social and generous, touching and patting each other frequently, but to our surprise sex seems to be, while readily available, not especially frequent. More interesting still is that they don’t seem to have identities.

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If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?

Jenny Connected

I suspect that this is where her current research interests lie, whereas mine remain in the effects on identity and becoming of the multiplicity of spaces available to learners. Being ‘at’ university: the social topologies of distance students. Social Studies of Science, 24(4), 641-671.

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Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement. Before social media, Web 2.0

2019 95

Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: T he events of the last three months have made it increasingly clear that we’re well into the first wave of global industrial civilization’s collapse.

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