4.5 Bringing It All Together
Part I: Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship
1. Working with others using websites/web tools such as Google Docs Suite and/or Diigo.
Digital Literacy - this instance utilizes such web tools like Google Docs and Diigo to promote and host an engaging and learning environment.
2. Posting your own religious beliefs on a public blog.
Digital Rights and Responsibilities - this example showcases the freedom to express your faiths, culture, background, religion, etc. in a virtual space, online.
3. Hacking into someone’s computer to access financial information.
Digital Law - the example shows an unethical practice of stealing someone's personal and financial information.
4. Purchasing name-brand products on sites such as eBay.com.
Digital Commerce - an example that demonstrates a way purchasing transactions are done online through a popular eCommerce/auction site, eBay.
5. Using ergonomic furniture in workspaces for individuals that spent hours at their desks each day.
Digital Health and Wellness - this instance, showcases the importance of providing a safe, healthy and ergonomic area work place for their employees; making them happier workers.
6. Texting or emailing with a friend while in a collaborative brainstorming meeting.
Digital Communication - an example describing two ways to communicate and collaborate using digital means at any time and place.
7. Scanning computers for viruses on a regular basis or setting up password protections for home computers.
Digital Security - an two instances, showing the importance of performing routine maintenance scans and practices and creating safe and strong password to prevent essential information to be stolen.
8. Sharing personal information on a public website/personal blog.
Digital Etiquette - an example showing the how the code of ethical behavior can effect the owners professional and personal character if the wrong "personal information" is displayed. 9. Creating digital audio for blind students or captioned videos for those who are hearing impaired.
Digital Access - an example on how to create digital means to help digital users with needs to gain access and utilized technological devices.
Part II: Digital Citizenship Compass
Working on a research paper, Jason goes to the library to do some further investigating on his topic. He finds a computer that has been left open by a student who is working on the same subject matter. He doesn’t see any of the other student’s content but he sees that the document was left open on the references page. The only other person in the area is a librarian on the other side of the room behind the computer and Jason decides to copy the other student’s reference pages for his own.
This is wrong. First if you find something that does not belong to you, turn it into an authoritative figure. Secondly, using the information that another student has worked hard on goes against student academic code of integrity
Anna is hired to work in a music studio and one day she finds a digital document on the company computer that contains the names, cellphone numbers, and email addresses of quite a few famous musicians and producers that the studio owner has compiled. She decides to copy this information down to use for her own networking purposes.
I would have to say this is wrong. The downloading of copyright protected material is illegal. This is against Digital Law. This is wrong on so many levels, both legally and ethically. There is very little Anna can change in this situation, without violating laws. Anna needs to take advantage of her job to network, stealing personal information from her job is a crime, a violation of privacy, and a huge negative impact on the image of those who employ her.
Denise is in the process of applying for a job at Company X. Meanwhile, she sees a Twitter post about her favorite movie by someone (that she…