Digital Identity and Social Media

Digital Identity and Social Media

Steven Warburton (King’s College London, UK) and Stylianos Hatzipanagos (King’s College London, UK)
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Release Date: July, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 332|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1915-9
ISBN13: 9781466619159|ISBN10: 1466619155|EISBN13: 9781466619166
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Electronic information about the individual is derived from what we say about ourselves, shaped by commentary from others and extended through electronic exchanges with both human and computer based intelligent agents.

Digital Identity and Social Media will examine the impact of social media and distributed social spaces on our contemporary understandings of digital identity. This book will benefit researchers, practitioners, the wider educational community across all sectors, educational technologists, and individuals who are interested in how social media and emerging technologies will impact formal education and the social implications that surround the reformulation and fluidity of virtual communities. In addition, professionals and researchers working in the field of information and communication technologies and knowledge management in various disciplines will find this title to be an invaluable resource.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Authenticity and Trust in Identity Based Transactions
  • Conceptual Frameworks and Approaches
  • Cultural Dynamics of Online Identity
  • Digital Literacies
  • Identity, Trust and Authenticity in Social Networks
  • Machine Mediated Identities
  • Negotiating Network Based Digital Identities
  • Online Visibility and Digital Identity
  • Personalisation Software
  • Personalisation Technologies
  • Social Media and Emerging Identity Practices

Reviews and Testimonials

Professionals in instructional technology explore the digital identity or virtual persona that is the accumulated information that people provide about themselves online, that others attribute to them, and that are a result of their transactions with computers. They look in particular at how the process of creating and being a digital person impacts education. Among their topics are agency and identity in social media, managing social reputation in Twitter, performing the discourse of sexuality online, a sociocultural perspective on negotiating digital identities in a community of learners, and identity and the online media fan community.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Steven Warburton is an eLearning manager at King’s College London and a Fellow of the Centre for Distance Education at the University of London where he chairs the research strategy group. He moved from his initial research background in the area of neuroscience to one that now encompasses a range of research projects in technology enhanced learning. His fields of expertise include: the impact of digital identities on lifelong learning; the use of social software in distance education; pattern languages for Web 2.0; design for learning with multi-user virtual environments; feedback loops in formative e- Assessment; and support for communities of practice in user innovation and emerging technologies. His interests are varied but focus largely on the meaning of identity in online learning, the potential impact of virtual worlds on education, social presence and social networks, and the changing nature of change.
Stylianos Hatzipanagos is an academic working at King’s College London. He contributes to the development and delivery of KLI’s (King’s Learning Institute) graduate and undergraduate programmes. As leader of the e-learning function in the Institute he contributes to the design and development of learning, teaching and research activities that focus on e-learning and the pedagogy of information and communication technologies. He has a first degree in physics and MScs in physics education and in information technology (artificial intelligence); his doctoral research was on the design and evaluation of interactive learning environments. His research portfolio includes: innovation in learning and teaching, formative assessment in higher education, e-assessment, usability and evaluation of e-learning environments and microworlds, computer mediated communication and computer supported collaborative work, social software and social networking in an educational context.