Category Archives: Digital Literacy

Join me at TCC 2020 Online Conference

I’m happy to announce that I’ll make one presentation and give one interactive workshop at the 25th anniversary of Technology, Colleges & Community (TCC) Worldwide Online Conference held April 14-16, 2020. TCC Hawaii, LearningTimes, and the Learning Design and Technology Department at the University of Hawaii-Manoa collaboratively produce this event. The conference is fully online and affordable. It will be my

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Part 2: Time-saving Tips for Teaching Online

Back in July, in Part I, I shared some time-saving tips for teaching online that addressed specific software to aid in the development of course content and also save time on teaching tasks. As promised, Part II covers some non-software tips such as computer shortcuts, strategies, and professional development. Preparing your course and teaching online can be very time-consuming, be

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The Challenges of Combating Online Fake News: A Review of ‘Dead Reckoning’

This article was originally posted on the AACE Review by Sandra Rogers. The Data & Society Research Institute has produced and shared informative articles on the many facets of fake news producers, sharers, promoters, and denouncers of real news as part of their Media Manipulation Initiative. In Dead Reckoning (Caplan, Hanson, & Donovan, February 2018), the authors acknowledged that fake news is an ill-structured

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Navigating Post-Truth Societies: Strategies, Resources, and Technologies

The blog was originally posted on the AACE Review by Sandra Rogers. The Problem While fake news and information bubbles are not new, awareness of their impact on public opinion has increased. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) (2016) reported on a study that found secondary and postsecondary students could not distinguish between real and sponsored content in Internet searches. This became apparent

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A Review of ‘Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online’

This was previously posted on the AACE Review by Sandra Rogers. In Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online, Marwick and Lewis (2017) of the Data & Society Research Institute described the agents of media manipulation, their modus operandi, motivators, and how they’ve taken advantage of the vulnerability of online media. The researchers described the manipulators as right-wing extremists (RWE), also known as

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Interview with the Creators of Hoaxy® from Indiana University

This post was previously published on the AACE Review by Sandra Rogers. Figure 1. A Hoaxy® diffusion network regarding claims about the HPV vaccine. Falsehoods are spread due to biases in the brain, society, and computer algorithms (Ciampaglia & Menczer, 2018). A combined problem is “information overload and limited attention contribute to a degradation of the market’s discriminative power” (Qiu,

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Join me at AECT 2019 in Las Vegas!

Association for Educational Communications and Technology The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a fantastic professional organization for instructional designers, instructional technologists, educational technology support staff, instructors, and education researchers. Why? Because they do fun stuff like ‘Breakfast with Champions’ and ‘Game Night.’   I learned about it from my professors in my doctoral program who promoted AECT and

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Curation of Your Online Persona Through Self-Care and Responsible Citizenship

  I’m excited to announce my publication in this new K-12 book titled, Leveraging Technology to Improve School Safety and Student Wellbeing (Huffman, Loyles, Albritten, & Green, 2020). My contribution to the edited book is titled, Curation of Your Online Persona Through Self-Care and Responsible Citizenship (Rogers, 2020). It’s written for secondary teachers and their students. It started as a

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Recipe for Digital Curation of Your Online Persona

Have you googled yourself lately? What does the Internet search reveal about you? With each hashtag, blog post, tweet, and online project at a time, you’re building your online reputation whether you want to or not. In the absence of professional branding, your online persona brands you (Rogers, 2020). Curation of our online personal data is more important than ever.

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Facebook is Unsafe

Do you know which social media tools you use that have been hacked? As an educational technology evangelist at work (school), in my service projects, and research, I keep abreast of the latest technology innovations, instructional integrations, and issues. So when email servers such as Yahoo are hacked, and I’m a subscriber, I close my account. Initially, Yahoo stated  1

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