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Created by Alan Levine @cogdog http://cogdogblog.com as the Keynote video for Flat Classroom Project 12-1 and NetGenEd Project 2012 http://fcp12-1.flatclassr
Created by Alan Levine @cogdog http://cogdogblog.com as the Keynote video for Flat Classroom Project 12-1 and NetGenEd Project 2012
http://fcp12-1.flatclassroomproject.org/Keynote
http://netgened2012.flatclassroomproject.org/Keynote

I thought that our teachers here would love to discuss this excellent video.

http://flatclassroomproject.net

Our language of saying "going online" carries the connotation that we go to a different place, and with that, who we are in these places has a different identity. With the ubiquity of mobile devices, we effectively carrying the internet in our pockets, and for me, carries questions about the blurred boundary of "online" versus "offline". In this video, I would like to explore these questions, share some stories, and make some suggestions about managing our own identities versus having it managed for us.
Guiding Questions:
- Is there a clear demarcation between who you are online and elsewhere?
- What parts of you are people missing out on if they do not interact with the online you?
- Why (or why not) should you manage your own personal cyber infrastructure? What does this mean to you?
- Who are we in this space where the online world is not something distinctly separate?

Alan is widely recognized for expertise in the application of new technologies to education and was a pioneer on the web. An early proponent of blogs and RSS, he shares his ideas and discoveries at CogDogBlog. More recently he has explored new forms of web storytelling (including 50+ Web 2.0 Ways To Tell a Story and the StoryBox), and tools for connecting and open sharing online.

Currently he is an instructional technology specialist at the University of Mary Washington, following leadership positions at the New Media Consortium and the Maricopa Community Colleges. When possible, he enjoys the peace of a little cabin in Strawberry, Arizona. His interests include digital storytelling, digital photography, bending WordPress to his whims, and randomly dipping into the inifinte river of the internet.
http://cogdogblog.com
http://cogdog.info
http://twitter.com/cogdog
http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog

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Comment by Lisa Durff on April 1, 2012 at 6:02am

GREAT! I too had food and coffee while watching.

- Is there a clear demarcation between who you are online and elsewhere? Nope, I am who I am. And you said those words too Alan!

- What parts of you are people missing out on if they do not interact with the online you? I spend the majority of my time online, working or studying or volunteering.  If you don't know my online personas, you don't know all of me.

- Why (or why not) should you manage your own personal cyber infrastructure? What does this mean to you? If I am not in charge of who I am, then who is?  That in itself is a scary thought. 

- Who are we in this space where the online world is not something distinctly separate? I am Edith, I am Lisa, I am mrsdurff.  I am identified by a Seuss hat for many, by a coffee drinking avatar for many, and by a virtual world redheaded avatar for many more.

I am who I am, online, offline, inbetween online and offline - I am just me.  I am confused by people who are something online they are not offline, who seek to exploit the online for inappropriate uses.

Alan, this is absolutely a fantastic keynote!!

Thank you,

Me.


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