識字的定義現在已經擴大了。它現在包括在不斷變化的技術和多面學習環境中閱讀、交流、交互、吸收、協作和寫作的能力(Duke, Schmar-Dobler, & Zhang, 2006)。因此,我將努力熟悉最新的技術工作原理,以便在這個多模態的環境中更好地發揮教育工作者的作用。我將利用這些技巧成為一個更好的在線交流者,並在學生們離開課堂後與他們聯系。





Adding students on social networking sites also opens the doors to informal discussions, which I find detrimental to student-teacher relationship. I would rather not enter into any informal chit chat with my students. Social networking sites such as Facebook also give out information regarding the private lives of individuals, which may affect a student’s perception of an educator. Gaining access into students’ personal may also lead to the development of various biases towards students in me, which will hinder my teaching practices and eventually its quality creates problems for the students.
Coming back to less informal social networking avenues, I would set up an online blog and a twitter account where I will post about my perception regarding the world, but these sites will not contain anything about my personal life. According to Wise and Byrne (2015), social media provides a great platform for the dissemination of ideas, as it is not restricted by constraints such as money and access as journals are. I will try to make these sites as educating as possible.
The definition of literacy has now become expanded. It now includes the abilities to read, communicate, interact, assimilate, collaborate and write within the context of ever-changing technologies and multi-faceted learning environments (Duke, Schmar-Dobler, & Zhang, 2006). Therefore, I will try to acquaint myself with latest workings of technology to function well as an educator in this multimodal environment. I will employ these techniques to become a better communicator online, and to reach out to my students after they have left the class.
As mentioned afore, I will develop my own blog and post scholarly articles authored by self onto it. In addition, I will convert the information about the subject into infographics and short video clips, which are eye-catching and interesting, and will make learning easier. I will ask my students to refer to my public blog and give them reading and analytical assignments on it. In addition, I will upload lectures on online drives, and give my students access to it.
I will bear one thing in mind that before being an educator, I am a human. Having a presence online makes me accessible 24/7. I will try to limit my time online to maintain my personal space, and would only be accessible online on a given set of hours not more than that, and try my level best not to bring work home.
To conclude, digital identity is very hard to maintain. However, by putting in some effort (the right kind of efforts), educators can become very effective. This needs to properly demarcate your private and public digital identity and to not to let it overlap.