Presence, identity, and the cloud of knowing

Bowman, S. A. (2009) Presence, identity, and the cloud of knowing. In: Moray House of Education Seminar, 2009, Edinburgh. (Unpublished)

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Within the module of the MSc (E-learning, Politics, and Society) it has often been the case that the members of the course have engaged with a number of differing means of communication in order to engage with each other. As the course is run entirely online, these contacts have been mediated through the technologies that have been used, the participants have never ‘met’ in a face-to-face geo-spatial sense, and may never actually meet as corporeal entities. This paper will investigate what this ‘detached’ inter-relation says about who and how the individuals on the course ‘are’. After a brief discussion around what ‘identity’ may mean, the rest of the paper will concentrate on how the creation (no matter how unconscious) of an online identity becomes part of the individual’s total ‘identity’, and how this may be assisted or hindered by engaging in e-learning.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: online identity, e-learning
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Academic Areas > Professional Services > Library Services
Event Title: Moray House of Education Seminar
Event Location: Edinburgh
Event Dates: 2009
Depositing User: Steve Bowman
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2014 15:15
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 15:15

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