Research: Investigate character traits associated with an exemplary digital citizen.
Create: A blog post which describes three most impressive character traits of an exemplary citizen within a digital learning community. Be creative!
Answer: What makes each of those characteristics worthy of recognizing and emulating?
An exemplary digital citizen is someone who understands and employs the “rules of the road” – as it were – when pertaining to the online world. This type of person is truthful, helpful, and most important, contributes knowledge and resources to the ever-growing online learning community.
In the digital age, it is simple to find just about anything with the click of a button. However, most of us know that not all information is created equal. A digital citizen who helps contribute to the internet should above all else be honest. Following that, with being honest also comes being helpful (and kind, polite, etc.). Unfortunately, while full of helpful information, the internet can also be a very negative place. An exemplary digital citizen strives to make the internet community more friendly and helpful. Lastly, a caring digital citizen contributes their knowledge and resources to the ever-growing online learning community. By doing so, they can help fill our online learning communities with real information.