Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Our online identity is our identity. "Most people who do a search on their name come to realise that the search result is essentially the first page of their online identity – their folio. It could be personal, it could be professional, often it's both." So when this is the case, what it the result of handing this identity over to Google? And what are we committing students two when our institutions use Google as a primary educational tool? `What about people who have already built themselves an online workspace, a professional identity and folio? Should they stop with that and rebuild another one? Won't they dilute their online identities, especially students, casuals, contractors and other transients?

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada

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