DigCiz is a conversation centered around questions of persons, environments, and shared experience as they relate to ideas of Digital Citizenship. If we create an online persona and if the Internet is an environment, then how do we live together in that environment? What does that look like? Is it healthy for all citizens? What are our responsibilities to each other as we share an environment?
This conversation is happening all of the time between colleges and universities, families, employers, however, this site is dedicated to facilitating this conversation online with a focus on lived experience and a full spectrum of cultures, backgrounds, ages, and ethos. Our focus is more heavily centered on adults and teaching digital citizenship in a higher education environment. The K-12 conversation around digital citizenship is a rich one and there are are resources for that in abundance on the open web – that conversation is important and needed but it is not the focus of this group.
At various times we will facilitate blasts where we will organize some conversations around questions such as:
What is an “online person”?
Who are you online – who am I?
What is “online”?
How do environments shape personhood?
How do persons share an environment online?
What kind of questions come up when persons share an environment? Questions of community? Questions of individuality? Questions of power and influence?
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