How and where can we be teaching students to build a positive identity on the web and to manage the digital data that others have about them?
Intentionally managing what people can know about us on the web:
Being intentional about what people will find when someone “googles” you.
“We hope that in openly engaging with the genres used in their professional and disciplinary contexts that our students are able to see themselves as creators of knowledge and contributing to professional and disciplinary practices rather than simply completing assignments. ”
“In a nutshell, if you do not have a clear online presence, you are allowing Google, Yahoo, and Bing to create your identity for you.”
Managing the data that others have about us
Self-assessment questions about how comfortable one might be with being public or private online
Easy series of steps to take to clean up tools we use, monitor the data being collected on us, and reviewing privacy settings.
Protecting sensitive data and communications, especially important for members of vulnerable populations.