Module 3. Digital Citizenship
This module introduces the idea of digital citizenship and what it means to become a meaningful participant on the web.
Watch this video entitled "The Educational aPOPcalypse." As you watch this video, consider:
- What does it mean for you and your students to become citizens of the web?
- What potential does open education provide for solving persistent social and educational dilemmas?
- What does it mean to be an open educator, and how does remixing content play into this?
Notice: This video contains mild language that some viewers may find offensive.
- What is Jim Groom's concern related to the crisis mentalities surrounding education?
- They might be true
- They make us angry about teaching conditions
- They require students to learn new literacies
- They allow outsiders (e.g., corporations) to redefine the space in undesirable ways
- How does Jim Groom view the issue of control and technical competency in his online classes?
- He teaches students how to use tools like web browsers
- He requires students to register their own domains and generate their own web presence
- He requires students to use a learning management system (LMS) like Blackboard
- He teaches students how to program
- Who creates memes?
- Marketing agencies of large businesses, like Sony or Ford
- The general population
- Search engine providers, like Google or Microsoft
- University professors
- What is a GIF?
- Short animation
- Geographical Input Form
- Cloud service
- Radio station service
- d - "It's a scam," in his words.
- b - He expects students to learn from the web and to help one another develop technical skills.
- b - This is the established definition of a meme.
- a - GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format, and it is an image file type.
In this interview with Jim Groom, we discuss digital citizenship and open education.