Presentation Title

Helping Students Discover and Construct an Academic Digital Identity

Presenter Information

Amy England, Lander University


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Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education


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Presentation Description

At the 2012 Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, keynote speaker Joyce Valenza briefly discussed how important it is that students understand the extent of the digital footprint they leave behind them as they navigate the Internet. She also mentioned the necessity of helping our students construct an academic digital identity to replace or supplement their current social or consumer profiles. In response to these suggestions, I designed an FYC theme course entitled “Establishing Your Digital Footprint,” during which students investigated their current digital identity and took steps toward creating a more complete profile.


Joyce Valenza, Digital footprint, Internet, Academic digital identity, First-year students

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Presentation (Open Access)


Aug 23rd, 8:30 AM Aug 23rd, 9:45 AM

Helping Students Discover and Construct an Academic Digital Identity

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