Teaching in a digital world

Marking Key 2

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Evaluation Matrix 2

What is a digital world?

In the digital world we use technology to interact daily around others. The digital world has been improving over the past decades, which has now changed how we work and how we play.

Now we no longer need to wait for a response in the mail, ever since technology has been a part of our lives we can send a message through text or email and have a response back. Keeping in contact with others doesn’t have to be through a phone call or texting, you can now interact using photos, videos, music, blog or social media.

Digital world has been a huge marketing product. Companies rely on the digital world by inventing new products to sell, devices such as laptops, phones, TV, IPods, computers and accessories to go with the device. Without those devices companies will have a low impact of making prophets.

Business uses the digital world to advertise their company and gain viewers’ attention. Retail businesses have their own URL or website to sell items. People use digital world to do shopping that they don’t have the store around their area or if their store doesn’t have the item a customer wants.

We use digital technology in our leisure time to entertain ourselves. Devices we use are consoles; watching TV, reading, listening to music; researching, social media and keeping in contact with love ones. On a cold rainy day people don’t enjoy outside activities and get bored staying indoors, which make technology important to use.

The digital world has a huge impact on teaching and schooling. Without it we wouldn’t be able to research information to answer our questions. We encourage children to gather up as many resources as possible to look at different types of meaning with topics then learning how to place them in your own words. Teachers want children to reference their work because they will have an idea where there gathering information from. Teachers use the digital world to provide learning/ education games to make the learning enjoyable and to keep concentration and interest.

Digital identities and digital security

Government consultation with a private sector that’s creating a URL. In this agreement for a national identity strategy using a federated style model, to which the public and sector identity needs to provide that supplies a trusted identities to individuals and business.

The Government responsibility is identify a minster strategy. In the strategy needs to follow policy and principles in the model (see below), intended outcomes, implementation approach and a high- level structure of trust framework which needs to implement the model.

The model should be:

  • Voluntary and enable consumer choice and convenience.
  • Transparent and privacy enhancing.
  • Cost effective, flexible and innovation and enable the best use of technology.
  • Secure, resilient and interoperable.

Joint public private sectors take force need to be established, and develop the detail trust of the framework and standards that requires to the model. The standards needs to address the identities proofing, authentication, sharing of legal liability, fraud, accreditation mechanisms for identity providers and the role of trust brokers.

Digital identity is comprised of characteristics or data attributes for example:

  • User name and pass word
  • Online search activities, like electronic transactions
  • Date of birth
  • Social security number
  • Medical history
  • Purchasing history or behaviour

These are linked to one or more digital identity from an email address, URL or domain name.

Digital security protects hardware and networks security, personal security, school security: hackers, viruses and community security. Digital security is a major concern because computers, mobile devices are riddle from cyber criminals and are ready to steal data and crush systems.

Being a digital curator

A digital curator is someone who prepares a webpage for themselves or a client. A digital curator creates a system and organise an exhibit/ website. They create catalogues/ tags that have metadata levels of accessibility.

Digital curator functions specialized knowledge in the field of curation. In a variety of fields a digital curator can collect several of private collections.

A digital curator prepares a webpage for themselves or a client as a visual exhibit. A traditional curator prepares materials in a special visitor exhibit such as from a special museum show, a special collector display or antique auctions. This is to gain a crowd of interested visitors who have such a good experience that they want to go back.

To become a digital curator you will need to know the following:

  • Searches arrange of digital curation platforms for existing collections.
  •  Identify good expert curators to follow.
  • Become familiar with the features of a core set of tools to support curation practices.
  • Create links to existing collections of other curators that match interest needs.
  • Be targeted
  • Remember what you leave out is just as important to what you leave in.
  • Be sure to add value to your curation.
  • Make curation part of your daily practice but be sure to contain your investment of time.
  • Share

A good curator must be skilled at:

  • Locating and evaluating valuable content.
  • Organizing and connecting content so that it is as accessible as possible.
  • Capitalizing on the social web to build connections and context.
  • Building trusted relationships with learners and other curators
  • Design learning experiences.


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