"Who Am I in a Digital World?"

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

"Who am I in a Digital World?" will investigate paradoxes of digital technologies and social media on the individual and in a global context.  Ocelot Scholars will facilitate discussions among high school and college students, faculty members, administrators, and members of the community.  Topics addressed will include:

  • What is a digital identity?
  • Problems Youth Face in Having Their Identity Defined Too Early
  • Benefits of Global Interaction
  • Catfishing
  • Privacy
  • Cost of Illiteracy
  • Role of Education/Educators

This event is being offered in affiliation with the #FutureEd initiative.

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2 comments

Hi Steven

Ii there an opportunity for digital contribution? I can't quite make it out from the info on the materials I can see.

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The following discussion is taking place on the Ocelot Scholars website.  Please feel free to make contributions here.  We welcome contributions in this ongoing discussion.

Who am I in a Digital World?

Global Roundtables

Global Roundtables will be held at Schoolcraft College on March 24, 2014.

The theme for the 2014 Global Roundtables is “Who am I in a Digital World?” Through a series of student led presentations, participants will investigate the paradoxes of digital technologies and social media on the individual in a global context before considering the role of education in understanding this question.

Ocelot Scholars will discuss this question primarily in regards to education; both education on the individual as well as the role of higher education to teach about the benefits and drawbacks of contemporary technologies. Where technology could be leading us in the future will also be considered.

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