Who do you interact with in online spaces?
What are your current networks?
How do you find and join different networks?
What do different networks afford you?
This week the focus is networks. It is a continuation from last week’s topic/conversation in that who you interact with and how you interact inform your digital identity. What about audiences? As you either continue to post to the DigPINS website and/or your own, we as a group are the main audience (I think), but who are the other audiences you see? When you write in an open platform, do you expect to get a response? How are those responses different when they are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Medium, or your blog? Do you interact with people you do not know? How does that change the interaction? What is the difference between jumping into a conversation and responding to someone who has jumped into your conversation? I know you have probably thought through some of these questions, but I hope our conversation together gives us a chance to spend time and intentionality reflecting on some of the why and how we do things as a way to start talking about the how and the why of working with students in online spaces. I’m mostly thinking about more seemingly flat or open spaces like Twitter, where influence and signaling matter, but also where you do have more opportunity to expand your networks with people you have not met directly or in person.
- Check out posts from last week: https://digpins.inkandbolts.com/category/week-1-posts/
- Watch: Intro to Week 2.
- There are two reading below.
- Monday and Tuesday – Asynchronous annotation of Maha Bali’s piece using Hypothes.is.
- If you don’t have a Hypothesis account, signup here: https://hypothes.is/signup
- Once you have an account, click here and you should see the Hypothes.is dashboard to the right. Click on arrow, and highlight to start annotating.
- Here is more help documentation for Hypothes.is.
- Google Hangout with Maha Bali Wednesday, November 4th 4:00PM. The link to join will be in the Outlook invite. Sign in 10 minutes early if possible.
- Post in Week 2 Posts or on your own site. My suggestion for this week is posting about your experience developing your PLN, but again, please post anything that is relevant for you.
Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge Sharing as Democracy – Alison Seaman
Critical Digital Citizenship: Promoting Empathy and Social Justice Online – Maha Bali
Suggested Follows: These folks are from my #PLN. They post and interact around topics of critical digital pedagogy, open education, student voices and agency in online spaces: @actualham, @bonstewart, @jessifer, @autumm, @catherinecronin, @mahabali, @edifiedlistener, @harmonygritz, @donnalanclos, @shorterpearson, @ken_bauer, @googleguacamole, @readywriting, @ltaub
Do you have suggested follows for us?