- Sharing ideas and plans about her/his teaching activities with past, present and potential students
- Fostering co-creation and updating of knowledge by students
- Introducing students to open, subject-related communities
- Modelling safe, successful use of the internet and social media to students.
However, the widespread adoption of open online identities by educators has been slow, with many educators deterred by the risks posed by social media, including loss of privacy, fraud and bullying. If open educators are to adopt sustainable open online identities, we need to acknowledge educators’ concerns and find ways to participate safely in social media.
In this short talk I shall describe a project which will study the online practices of existing open educators, and from them derive good-practice guidelines for online safety that will assist other educators to develop their own open online identities. Delegates are very welcome to contribute to the project face-to-face during #OER18, via a hashtag or by commenting on a blog.