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Digital Citizenship in Participatory Culture

Digital Citizenship in Participatory Culture
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Author(s): Valerie J. Hill (Peninsula College, USA)
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 14
Source title: Integrating an Awareness of Selfhood and Society into Virtual Learning
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Andrew Stricker (The Air University, USA), Cynthia Calongne (Colorado Technical University, USA), Barbara Truman (University of Central Florida, USA) and Fil Arenas (The Air University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2182-2.ch005

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Abstract

Global participatory digital culture provides collaborative learning opportunities beyond physical walls and without time constraints. Learners connect across the planet in real time. The virtual representation of self requires understanding the personal responsibility for digital citizenship and information literacy. Both the presentation of self and evaluation of content in all formats are new challenges for learners of all ages, including the youngest students born into an age of sharing and connecting. Virtual learning environments may transform education and certainly provide both advantages and disadvantages for educators and learners. Understanding the personal responsibility for digital citizenship is imperative to identify the best practices of education in virtual spaces. This chapter focuses on digital citizenship and information literacy in virtual worlds, virtual reality, and immersive learning environments.

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