Designing Your Digital Stamp: Resources for Higher Ed Students, Educators & Future Employers

I have the immense privilege of serving alongside some incredibly talented individuals on the ACPA Digital Task Force.  I wanted to share a recent post by a member of my subgroup, Jason Meriwether, of the “Informed and Responsible Engagement” team.  Our goal is to develop resources for both students and educators on how to promote positive, productive and healthy engagement online.  The following post by Jason talks about student’s digital stamp, or self-presentation online, and how educators might help students navigate this.  The original is posted here. by Jason L. Meriwether  Last week,… Read More

The Difference Between a College Student’s DIGITAL and ONLINE Identity (And Why We’re Getting it Wrong)

As you probably know at this point, my research involves college students and how they construct a sense of self in digital and social media spaces.  In conducting this research, I’ve encountered the term “digital identity” frequently.  I’ve used it, and some of my doctoral student colleague friends have written about it (including Paul Eaton, Josie Ahlquist, and Ed Cabellon).  What I haven’t often found is a clear consensus on what “digital identity” means in a student affairs or college student educator context.  As I’ve furthered my own research, being perfectly clear on this concept (at least… Read More