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Maha Bali

Today we had our fifth online activity, this time with Maha Bali. You can view the event video here: https://el30.mooc.ca/event/83. We covered a lot of ground in our talk, considering what things compose identity, whether they are internal or external, how our activities and identity relate, and several of Maha's own activities, including Virtually Connecting (see below) and her ongoing course (also see below).


Conversation with Maha Bali Nov 14, 2018 video A wide-ranging discussion of a conversation with Maha Bali, Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning & Teaching at the American University in Cairo (AUC), and co-founder of Virtually Connected, on topics related to identity. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vXMJnfAEHg


Identity as Evolving, Dynamic, Contextual #el30
Maha Bali, https://blog.mahabali.me/writing/identity-as-evolving-dynamic-contextual-el30/, 2018/11/14

From her blog Reflecting Allowed. " I think over the course of a day and depending where I am and what I’m doing, different dimensions of identity come to the fore or background. And online it is the same. What we choose to show of ourselves online and share openly (or not so openly) makes a difference." See also @Bali_Maha.

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Equity Unbound
Maha Bali, Catherine Cronin, Mia Zamora, 2018/11/14

Seven-week MOOC on themes related to identity and digital culture, including this one: "The internet and pervasive use of online information has changed the global learning landscape. The rapid acceleration and adoption of digital content for learning is a pressing catalyst for digital equity.
So what does it mean to be a “good” digital citizen in a globalized context."

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Virtually Connecting
Rebecca Hogue, Maha Bali, Autumm Caines, Helen DeWaard, Christian Friedrich, 2018/11/14

"The purpose of Virtually Connecting is to enliven virtual participation in academic conferences, widening access to a fuller conference experience for those who cannot be physically present at conferences. We are a community of volunteers and it is always free to participate."

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Some Thoughts On Identity
jennymackness, e-learning 3.0 – Jenny Connected, 2018/11/14

The topic for Week 4 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Identity. The focus of this topic is on digital identity – exploring questions such as: ‘How do we know who someone is?’, ‘How do we project ourselves on… Continue reading →

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#El30 Week 4 Identity Graph, 1st Attempt
x28, EL30 – x28's new Blog, 2018/11/14

So I tried to guess what advertisers know about me, from (1) the Twitter "Interests" and (2) my LibraryThing tags.
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Create an Identity Graph

  • We are expanding on the marketing definition of an identity graph. It can be anything you like, but with one stipulation: your graph should not contain a self-referential node titled ‘me’ or ‘self’ or anything similar

  • Think of this graph as you defining your identity, not what some advertiser, recruiter or other third party might want you to define.

  • Don't worry about creating the whole identity graph - focusing on a single facet will be sufficient. And don't post anything you're not comfortable with sharing. It doesn't have to be a real identity graph, just an identity graph, however you conceive it.

Optional: consider some of these questions about your identity graph:

  • What is the basis for the links in your graph: are they conceptual, physical, causal, historical, aspirational?

  • Is your graph unique to you? What would make it unique? What would guarantee uniqueness?

  • How (if at all) could your graph be physically instantiated? Is there a way for you to share your graph? To link and/or intermingle your graph with other graphs?

  • What’s the ‘source of truth’ for your graph?


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