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Recorded Elluminate Session

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Elluminate session

Elluminate session


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Reminder on the use of Elluminate, hand raising, chat, whiteboard, microphone control, smileys, ticks and crosses


The formal introduction: Round robin. Look at everyone’s profiles. Discuss: what does this profile say about your identity? [link to worksheet]


Identity, identity projects and hybridity: facilitator-led discussion (20 min presentation w/slides, 10 min Q, A & discussion)


Small group activity in break-out rooms (pairs, 3s or 4s)

  • What do you do online? work, learn, shop, civic engagement, play, etc
  • What applications and/or websites do you use? Do you use multiple sites for any category of activity?
  • What of your online activity can be said to have an overt element of identity projection
  • Of those sites you use that do NOT have an overt element of identity projection, nevertheless, what might they “say about you”?


Plenary discussion feedback from the small group activity using the whiteboard


Coffee Break and directed reading: 3 very short extracts (Bayne, Bhabha, Haraway)


Individual activity

  • Identify examples of hybridity in your own online activities
  • Prepare at least one example for feedback


Plenary discussion: feedback, our hybrid identities


Lunch break: [optional social media resources]


Panel presentations (30 min) and discussion (45 min) with Josie Fraser, Helen Keegan, George Roberts, Patsy Clarke

Protecting and reflecting yourself online, issues of responsibility, trust and control

  • Josie Fraser – The contemporary privacy debate; “friending” your students
  • Helen Kegan – The evolution of a personal professional identity
  • George Roberts – Conflated meanings at the institutional (and demonic) level
  • Patsy Clarke – publicly private and privately public


Small group activity: The use in Higher Educationof social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube where profiles, “friending” and other identity practices are made explicit.

  • What social media do you use/want to use in your teaching practice?
  • What are the barriers to adoption?
  • How might these be addressed?


Plenary projecting and protecting an academic identity

  • Using social media for learning and teaching: walled gardens or the wild Internet?