Social networking sites provide students with limitless virtual space where they become the architects of their own Digital Identity. Such an identity manifests the moment someone inputs information about themselves or others online. Digital Identity development should be looked at as an extension of a students’ in-person identity, however, the impact of having a poorly developed digital identity can be severe. Due to this shift in student development, there is now an increasing need for the creation of a college student digital identity development model to provide educators with a lens for assessing the impacts, benefits and consequences of a student’s virtual presence.
An interactive workshop designed to expose college students to the impact of living and working in a digital world. Every person is represented online in some way, and this workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore their Digital Identity, and determine how they want to be perceived on the World Wide Web.
- Participants will be able to identify the impact their Digital Identity has on their future job search.
- Participants will be able to analyze negative impacts of their digital identity.
- Participants will be able to articulate their digital identity (e.g., how they want to be perceived on the World Wide Web – Navigate life using their digital compass).
- Participants will be able to identify ways in which they can role model appropriate digital content online.
- Participants will be able to examine consequences of what they choose to post online.