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  1. Mar 2021
    1. She moves on to something else, unaware of the invisible walls erected that prevent her from accessing information that might allow her to do her I am work. The student has been digitally redlined, walled off from information based on the IT policies of her institution.

      Gosh.. to be unaware of these 'walls' is one thing, but to be digitally redlined because of it is quite another. But the worst part of all is that you can have all these happen to you and still not know about it!

    1. Analyzing Discursive Representations: Black Girls as Commodity Objects

      Sadly this does happen in some countries too including my own where if a younger female is talking to an older male, it doesn't matter what race or religion the female is; she will be talked down to.. such discriminating behaviour must stop to end this stereotyping

    1. Some 83% of those who ignored it

      Yes and I'm one of them who ignored. To be completely honest I'm not even mad being called bad things at the person but instead I feel sorry because it must be really exhausting having to do what they do all day, day in and day out..

    1. Surprisingly, people with high levels of cognitive empathy and psychopathic traits were more likely to troll.

      I actually know someone who resembles this and definitely fits the profile of a troll. I don't claim that every troll is the same but in my case, I'm friends with a 'troll' not because he is one but because there's so many underlying issues that defaulted him into being one and because I already know this, every time I get trolled at.. I'm always prepared, and that usually neutralises the situation..

    1. So it appears that the classic internet adage really does hold true: don’t feed the trolls. Deny them the pleasure of an angry reaction, and they’ll probably leave you alone.

      Yes! Absolutely agree on this 100%. There would be no end if the conversation continues and for trollers it serves as an entertainment avenue for them so by not feeding the trolls is the best strategy..

    1. Technically it means that everyone with access to internet can get involved in a story, “global news can be produced from anywhere and by anyone” (Williams, 2011, p. 43).

      From an innovation standpoint yes, this has been brought on in this digital age where the traditional linear way on a story has transcended to include societal participation ..

    1. “Thanks to [streaming] – especially Spotify, I would say – we were taken out of the dark times,” he said in a trade press interview. “We went from bad boys to something much better.”

      However, now with the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the noticeable impact was on Spotify's advertising revenues which fell by 21% although subscription revenues did grow 17% so yes it continues to be the lion's share of Spotify's total revenues..

    1. Higher education offers human elements in support and guidance which go beyond that of a content industry.

      An example such as the MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have placed renewed emphasis on the idea of openness in education, but again the challenges of open and closed environments continues.. https://prezi.com/inpbejcnyctv/open-vs-closed-elearning-environments/

    1. So it turns out that farmers in those parts have taken to hacking John Deere’s software.

      Yes, and that's exactly the age-old issue because as with any product that has copyright stamped on it will only invite demand in the black market which is something that's been going on for ages, and for an essential occupation like a farmer who can't even repair his/her most prized personal vehicle then John Deere Inc knew it had it coming.. I can't even fathom that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act supports this!

    1. These include: expanding personal learning networks, participating collaborative activities, and learning new skills

      All three are my exact reasons. And yes the research applies to my own behaviour from the focus on motivational factors such as individual, commitment, and quality requirement factors as well as personal and security reasons too and of course that includes goals and interests..




    1. From that we can all consider deeply our responsibilities to teach well, to learn appropriately and to have experiences relevant to intellectual autonomy and the contributions toward global citizenship.

      Viewing learning as a biological process through which we form identity, and learning how we learn, is essential in the digital environment. It is essential because it demands a critical stance from the perspective of self and social analysis. It demands that we understand ourselves in interaction with others, which is at the heart of civic involvement.

    1. A wide variety of pedagogical approaches, learning tools, methods and practices should support students’ diverse learning modes.

      The approach is to optimise digital technologies for teaching and learning, the main policy consideration is to invest in the use of digital learning innovations by teaching professionals to develop, test, peer review, publish and share their effective practices.

    2. Students can participate and shape one another’s learning through peer interaction, new content, enhancement of learning materials and by forming virtual and real-world networks.

      Yes, collaboration fosters development of essential 21st century skills, employment situations, critical thinking, problem-solving, self-management and leadership skills; but more importantly it is the build-up of openness and trust in building relationships that contributes to the learner experience of feeling more interconnected with the people with whom we interact and learn from. By working collaboratively in sharing our opinions and being involved in discussions and dialogues enables us to open up and embrace new ways of thinking, engaging and working; for us to understand different perspectives and look for new insights.

    1. When discussing the topic of digital citizenship, digital health, digital safety or whatever it may be called in your school or district there are certain universal themes that seem to surface and be at the heart of the issue.  Whether it is through topics of cyberbullying, viewing (or posting) inappropriate content, or plagiarism these and other topics of concern that are discussed most among parents and educators. This section geared towards the “social” element defines the general topic of digital citizenship and its main elements of discussion.  Humans are social by nature.  People choosing to group with others like themselves in cities, states, and countries.  As members of a community we tend to connect with those like us. This can be the difficult aspect of trying to interact with others online, everyone is given the opportunity to join this thing called the Internet and even though we try and stay with those most like us, it is almost impossible not to bump into others that want to try and change our minds, our beliefs.

      In reflection, it’s astounding to have read how much we take for granted when it comes to digital access and privacy issues of this digital age. By taking a more proactive stance in the responsibility, continuous awareness and education of social, ethical laws and access related to digital use would ensure a continued lineage of digital citizens around the world in this era and beyond.

    2. Protect Yourself/Protect Others

      Learning to protect oneself and know the laws that govern internet activities because many laws and federal regulations apply to youth and online social technology which would require to explore approaches to teaching students about their role as responsible digital citizens. The past decade has seen an exponential increase in digital tools and opportunities, which carry the need for students to master a new set of life skills for behaving responsibly online.

    3. Teachers and administrators need to be aware of their community and who may or may not have access, not only in school but at home as well.

      Example.. students from low-income countries may not have reliable or affordable access to the internet in which the elements include digital access, digital commerce, digital communication, digital literacy, digital etiquette, digital law, digital rights and responsibilities, digital health and wellness, and digital security. Other examples like the prolific use of the internet in tertiary education advocates the responsible use of technology, in which practices and standards are essential informants on the importance of digital citizenship.

    4. Digital citizenship is the continuously developing norms of appropriate, responsible, and empowered technology use.

      In my opinion, I would describe ‘digital citizenship’ as having best practices of using technology appropriately for the benefit of all digital citizens. Where this encompasses the participative quality of a member to engage ethically in a digital community which finds attributes such as digital literacy, communication, education, etiquette, online safety are crucial, the understanding of how information is produced and valued are also of great importance.