Digital Connectedness: Taking Ownership of Your Professional Online Presence

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Developing pathways to connectedness essentially commences with family and friends, but over time new connections outside of these circles begin to form ever increasing and interlinking circles. These informal and formal networks have the potential to help you unlock new doors to new opportunities. Social media can without doubt provide excellent communication channels and a space to develop your network of connections. Nonetheless as your online presence expands it leaves behind both digital footprints and digital shadows; and this needs to be given due consideration. This keynote will look at the value of developing a professional online presence and why as future graduates you need to take ownership of this. http://www.yorksj.ac.uk/ltd/ltd/student-engagement/undergraduate-research-confere.aspx

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  • 1.Digital Connectedness: Taking Ownership of YourProfessional Online PresenceSue BeckinghamThinking Out Loud 2012, Undergraduate Research ConferenceYork St John University

2. A social network is a social structure made up of a set of actors (such as individuals or organizations) and the dyadic ties (interaction) between these actors. 3. Why networks matter Power does not reside ininstitutions, not even the state orlarge corporations.It is located in the networks that structure society . . .Manuel Castells 4. Busy Connected Network Structures 5. What Happens In An InternetMinute? 6. Network benefits Access to information, knowledge and experience. The goal in a network is to make all theexperience, skills and knowledge tacit orexplicit available to anyone at the point of need Anklam 2007 7. Sir Ken Robinson (2010) RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms 8. Think for a moment about your connections what you share with others and why....Hold those thoughts 9. Communication Spectrum Collaborating Replying ModeratingPosting and Blogging Negotiating Networking DebatingContributing CommentingChatting Net meeting, Skyping, E-mailingVideo ConferencingTwittering/microblogging Reviewing Instant Messaging Questioning TextingChurches, A. (2009) Blooms Revised Digital Taxonomyhttp://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy 10. Solis and Thomas (2009)http://www.theconversationprism.comYour personal choice of tools 11. Your personal level of involvement Creators Conversationalists Critics Collectors Joiners Spectators Inactives 12. Online connectedness Enables and provides support for learning Can increase the effectiveness of learning Can increase access to learning. Allows people to connect with each other inspite of geographical distances Provides a forum and permission to participate Complements face to face communication Adapted from George Siemens http://www.elearnspace.org 13. Considerhow you mightuse yournetwork 14. We live in a world of mobile, social and always-on media 15. More than ever before, humans need to teachand learn from each other about human-centric ways to use new tools. One important step that people can take is tobecome more adept at five essential literacies: 1. Attention 2. Crap detection 3. Participation 4. Collaboration 5. Network know-how. Howard Rheingold, 2012Net Smart: How to Thrive Online 16. Clay Shirky argues thatIt is not information overload, it is filter failure 17.

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