Best-selling author and educator Jason Ohler addresses how today’s globally connected infosphere has broadened the definition of citizenship and its impact on educators, students, and parents.

Gathering Digitally
Gathering digitally

In this chapter, I look at two aspects of becoming a digital community member: How we alter our persona as we enter cyberspace and how we gather once we get there. As always, although what we will look at is very new, it is grounded in behavior that has been with us for some time.

Changing Minds: The Altered Self

We have always been capable of managing many personae. We speak authoritatively about professional matters within the confines of the work place, whisper intimate secrets with confidants at home, and scream and yell in public as we cheer on our favorite sports team. This is all considered very normal behavior.

With the introduction of cyberspace into the human experience, identity management takes a leap into ...

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