Bookmark: "Taking Control of Your Digital Identity"

Sebastian Greger

This is great: while I see (university) teachers and course instructors elsewhere requiring students to join Facebook groups or the like, Howard Rheingold makes the participants in his “social media course” acquire a domain and server space for a self-hosted Wordpress instance as the first assignment.

because students are now telling the stories of their lives online, they need to take active control of the process to understand: “what it means to shape their digital identity, what it means to shape who they are online.”

Digital literacy hands on, and a welcome step away from framing “social media” as just the corporate surveillance network services in education.