2009 Canadian e-Learning Conference Program

Digital Tattoo: Highly Visible and Hard to Remove

Session Title: Digital Tattoo: Highly Visible and Hard to Remove

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Time & Date: 11:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M., Thursday, June 18, 2009

Location: Rm. 182, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC)

Session Description: Several years ago, university students who worked for the Canadian Border Service posted photographs of themselves drinking in uniform on Facebook, complete with inappropriate comments. While they were probably not surprised to be relieved of their jobs, they are probably amazed that the story and photographs are still available on the web.

Over 25,000 UBC students over the age of 18 have a Facebook account. The Digital Tattoo Project’s goal is to help these and other students become aware of their rights and responsibilities as creators and consumers of digital information in their personal, academic and professional lives. A collaborative project of various departments across campus, it provides an interactive online tutorial for students, as well as workshops and presentations that promote the tutorial and provide additional learning opportunities for students, faculty and staff.

Come to this interactive, panel discussion to see a demo of the tutorial, learn how project partners worked together with students to develop an engaging online learning tool, hear what students, faculty and others have been saying about the project, and plans for its ongoing development.

Conference Stream: Open, Social, & Connected

Session Format: Panel Discussion

Co-Presenter: Trish Rosseel

Co-Presenter Bio: Trish Rosseel recently returned to UBC Library in the role of Teaching & Learning Librarian. She works collaboratively with library colleagues and partners across campus to develop response and innovative instruction programs.

Co-Presenter: Cindy Underhill

Co-Presenter Bio: Cindy Underhill is a Learning Resource Designer with UBC’s Office of Learning Technology and collaborates on a variety of projects related to the development of web based resources to support learners. She’s interested in the application of social web approaches to support learning – wherever it happens.

Co-Presenter: Elizabeth Walker

Co-Presenter Bio:
Elizabeth Walker is a student in UBC’s interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Children’s Literature program. She brings her background in elementary teaching to the Digital Tattoo Project, which she has been working on since May 2008.

Co-Presenter: Novak Rogic

Co-Presenter Bio:
Novak Rogic is the Web Strategist for UBC’s Office of Learning Technology, leading the web projects that emphasize sharing content and collaboration on the Internet. He agrees that “less is more” and believes that good web page must have multiple identities, ready for different platforms and content republishing.

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