George Grantham Bain - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3b44817

Autumm Caines and I organized five weeks of #digciz chats or rather chats about digital citizenship, specifically in higher ed, at the beginning of this year. They were a combination of Twitter chats, live Hangouts, and slow Twitter chats.  Although we haven’t had any organized events since then, we have continued to discuss digital citizenship with others and continue to realize how important and relevant this conversation is to our own self development as well as our work in higher education.

We are now ready to start a new round of conversations and would like to invite all interested to join us. Autumm helped give us a central home by getting this website up and running. We have new folks who have some specific questions and interests in Digital Citizenship that are going to facilitate different weeks.

To start this second round of talks off, Autumm and I will be facilitating a live Twitter chat this Tuesday, June 21st, at 5pm (EDT) focused around the question – Why is it important to teach Digital Citizenship? We would also like help in developing a #Digciz community statement for this website, so that all of us participating and those who continue to join know what kind of community we expect to be. We welcome ideas and contributions throughout the week, captured here in this Google Doc. We will finish off the first week with a Google Hangout on Air, this Saturday, June 25th at 12pm (EDT).

The conversation will continue for at least another four weeks and updates to the schedule can always be found here: http://digciz.org/schedule/.

We hope you join us!

image: George Grantham Bain – This image is available from the United States Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3b44817