Tonight T is for Training welcomed Casey Davis, who is the author of Digital Civics and Citizenship: An Applied Approach. Joining Casey were Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, Tom Haymes, Diane Huckabay, and Jill Hurst-Wahl. The description of Casey’s book is a good introduction to this episode. It says:
More and more individuals today are “digital natives.” They are comfortable with all of the advances in technology, using it every day. However, while they may be able to access the digital world easily does not translate into being able to successfully navigate it. Regardless of age and experience, young adults must be mindful of their digital presence in the expanding digital world. This book provides a guide for librarians, educators, counselors, and administrators to guide secondary and higher education students in successfully practicing responsible citizenship and civics in the digital world. In our world where our social credit is held increasing value, digital civics and citizenship are powerful tools, especially for students just venturing into this expansive realm.
The book is meant to be read by selecting the sections you want to focus on first. Casey described it as for just-in-time training.
Our topics included civics, citizenship, humor, identity, and transparency. Yes, we acknowledged that the word “citizen” can be used in a divisive manner, but the word in this context is as a person being a “citizen” (an inhabitant) of a specific online platform. (There was a lively chat/text conversation about this.)
You can listen to the show on TalkShoe or wherever you get your podcast episodes.
Andrew Tarvin. (2019) Humor That Works: The Missing Skill for Success and Happiness at Work. (Paid link)