Digital Equity and the Digital Divide

In an article from the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, digital equity is defined as a condition where all individuals have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society (NDIA, 2015). Simply, this means that all people have the opportunity to use technology and the internet to learn, grow, and interact with others.Continue reading “Digital Equity and the Digital Divide”

Digital Citizenship

There are a plethora of definitions outlining digital citizenship, but here I will use two specific ones to outline my own definition. In a post titled Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship it is defined as the continuously developing norms of appropriate, responsible, and empowered technology use (Ribble, Bailey, & Ross, 2004). More simply stated inContinue reading “Digital Citizenship”

Social Media & Participatory Culture

Participatory Culture, in my own words, is when we use each other to create, iterate, improve, and finalize ideas – ideally to improve the world we live in today. We have a great tool at our disposal with the internet and the ability to share ideas has become unbelievably simple. Henry Jenkins made some greatContinue reading “Social Media & Participatory Culture”

The Impact of Social Media on Teens and Adults Today

Teens and Adults, alike, are becoming more reliant on social media in their every day lives. According to Common Sense Media, the percentage of teens with smart phones and the percentage of teens who check social media multiple times per day have both over doubled from 2012 to 2018. This fact alone is very alarmingContinue reading “The Impact of Social Media on Teens and Adults Today”