Unit 5 Activity 1: A Reflection on My Digital Identity and Digital Presence I decided to go in a unique direction for my video reflection on my digital identity and digital presence. Enjoy! Click here to access a copy of my adaptation of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Charles Dickens.
Unit 4, Activity 1: Impact of Digital Learning Environments on Inclusion The graphic below is the result of an engaging and thought-provoking collaboration between Corie, London and I. Click on the image to access a linked high resolution pdf.
I was particularly intrigued by Dron and Anderson’s (2014) exploration of the notional freedoms available to learners in groups, networks, and sets. In groups, learners have high levels of freedom in relation to choice of place and delegation, but the freedoms related to medium, pace, and to a lesser extent content, are directed more by […]
As I mapped my networks, I returned to David White’s visitor-resident typology mapping video (2013) to assist in the process. It became clear quite quickly that I have developed three fairly distinct networks: my professional network as a teacher, my new graduate school network as a Royal Roads MALAT student, and my personal network, comprised […]
My ultimate goal and purpose in cultivating my digital identity and presence throughout the MALAT program is to enhance my skills and practices as an educator working in an increasingly technological world. Embedded within this goal, I aim to develop my expertise in the area of digital literacies, so that I can best guide my […]
Creating my visitor-resident typology map of technology use was a process that involved a significant amount of reflection and time. I had to dig deep and determine how my use of various technologies fit into the four quadrants. After reading about Dave Cormier’s alternative tension pairs, it occurred to me that creating my typology map […]
The exercise of building my visitor-resident typology map was eye-opening and thought-provoking. While creating this map, I used colours and font size to represent the time and energy investment in the various technologies I visit and/or reside in. A number of interesting trends emerged. First, Google’s various features and products take center-stage in my […]
Dave Cormier used the metaphor of rhizomes – plants that spread like raspberries – to explain open learning. Once the plant takes root, ideas spread like shoots and that plant, once a tiny organism with an uncertain future, expands to create and fill its habitat (Cormier, 2017). This metaphor of open education was represented in […]