Why Online Identity Matters
Identity has always been a tricky thing. And with the explosion of social media and mobile technology, the boundaries that once separated people's lives at work, home, and, increasingly, online are blurring. Managing your digital identity—and deciphering that of others—requires some conscious thought. While academics and colleges may differ in the tools they use, there is a growing consensus that identity needs full attention. In this special report you'll find advice on crafting a strong and coherent identity and infusing it with your personality.
Our Identities, On the Ground and in the Cloud
A Northwestern U. course teaches students to protect their online reputations.
Many find they must be careful, very careful, about what they say.
The explosion of social-media sites has created opportunities, and challenges, for colleges shaping the way others see them.
Pretending we don't have outside interests (and obsessions) is disingenuous, writes Alice E. Marwick.
Santa J. Ono, a university president, finds that Twitter helps him in his role as chief cheerleader.
Brian Croxall helps academics overcome their worries about going online.
Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson offer some tools for deciphering online lives.
Technology At Work
Take a tour of the many computer networks—often unseen and unappreciated—that keep Penn State's main campus going.
Jacob L. Wright used Apple's iBooks to publish a more-interactive version of his newest scholarly work.
Students' scholarly work should include digital image and sound, writes Danny Ledonne.
Victoria Maizes, M.D., discusses lessons learned from a growing online program in integrative medicine.
You don't have to change everything to try new teaching tools, argues Sam Buemi.