As an individual I consider my self to have a strong digital literacy, in both my personal and professional life. I consider myself to be both a visitor and a resident though when it comes to social media apps I limit my presence. I tend to separate my personal and professional life identities when it comes digital literacy. Professionally, I use digital tools for learning and teaching subjects such as 3d printing, sketchup, photoshop and other IT skills that normally are not used within the fine art context as it tends to be associated with offline techniques such as painting however this is changing.I do find in that case that my journey is characterized by a strong technological background such as electronic engineering and now I am in an environment such as art in which the digital literacy in terms of it skills tends to be quite limited so it definitely poses a challenge as an educator and artist.
ONL is a developmental process through which I hope can benefit from or be inspired and apply as a lecturer to help my students with their own learning process. My experiences from ONL are mixed since I find that its a great tool for collaborative projects and sharing ideas but is limited when it comes to receiving feedback.
Ruixue Liu and Changdi Shi, Exploring different types of interaction on collaborative learning in online platforms, Int. J. Innovation and Learning, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2018
This is a thoughtful post on the way the visitor and resident model relates to your own practice. Indeed, open networked learning is a developmental process but feedback depends on participants being prepared to share openly.
So interesting to read about your unique journey and combination of skills! What I mostly observe is such unique combinations have their own unique rewards. I strongly believe that your digital skills will pay off by creating via finding its own flow within fine arts.
About the feedback within ONL, I would love to hear more about your thoughts on that as the design of feedback mechanisms in courses is a huge challenge, at least to me. Did you mean personal contribution and feedback on that or as a group? May you please tell me more:)
You write that the use, or at least acceptance, of advanced digital tools is changing in the place you work now. How should we understand such a change? And that change, how would that connect to the idea of resident and visitor? I get an impression of you slowly becoming a resident of the analogue world of arts, still having your toolbox handy. Or is that to overdo an interpretation?