The essentializing idea that our incoming students are “digital natives” is not only false, but downright dangerous for both faculty and students alike. It is high time UMW, as an institution, starts to think about how to integrate the questions of digital literacy, digital identity, and digital creation into the curriculum campus-wide. This presentation will frame a few examples, and propose a few possible campus initiatives that may bring the campus into a deeper conversation around the question of digital fluency for teaching, learning, and research.
This panel discussion will talk about an experiment with UMW Blogs that centers around faculty and students mapping their own domains to a blog site. The experiment is centered around thinking about the implications of digital identity as well as what it means to have and cultivate your professional and personal online presence.