Unit 2 Reflections and a statement on Dave Cormier’s Alternate Tension Pair.

Which of my Digital Practices are truly Digital?

Unit two readings and activities have forced me to truly look at how I engage WITH the internet, AND, how I engage ON the internet. I am very quickly realizing that these are two different behaviors. My completed mapping activity showed a different picture of my digital engagement than I had anticipated when I started. Continue reading “Unit 2 Reflections and a statement on Dave Cormier’s Alternate Tension Pair.”

Visually Mapping my Networks

When I started mapping my visual network, I thought the result would be a linear, pod like cluster of communication networks. However, once I started making the connections, I realized that my networks intersect often, among the various ‘circles’ in my life.

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Defining my Digital Identity and Digital Presence

My generation was the last to grow up without the internet. It was also the first to have the internet and all its connectedness thrust upon us in our teenage years. In true millennial fashion I embraced the internet, and the opportunity to develop my internet presence, as soon I got a personal desktop computer. I became a resident of networks such as MySpace, CalgaryPlanet (I’m surely giving away my age here!), and of course Facebook. Continue reading “Defining my Digital Identity and Digital Presence”

Resident VS Visitor Mapping – Defining my Digital Presence

It was an enlightening experience to research my digital identity. Determining the difference between resident and visitor forced me to differentiate between where my presence merely exists, vs where I am truly visible to those outside of my small network. Continue reading “Resident VS Visitor Mapping – Defining my Digital Presence”

Symposium Highlights and Reflections.

Attending the 2021 MALAT symposium was an enlightening experience for me. The variety of presentations was impressive, and the dedication and commitment to each individual research project, consultation project, or professional area of research was clear from every presenter I had the opportunity to hear or read. Continue reading “Symposium Highlights and Reflections.”