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Recognition and Identity in the Digital Age

Ms R Joyce, TIC Media Studies —

On Wednesday at iTime Year 13 students attended a presentation by Rachel Billington, a PHD student at the University of Otago, of her work on 'Recognition and Identity in the Digital Age’. Rachel invited the students to participate in her survey to add to her research work for her PHD. Rachel presented an informative and engaging presentation on echo chambers, filter bubbles, disinformation, clickbait and algorithms. Rachel explained these concepts using real life examples from popular social media platforms. This was an excellent learning opportunity and an important reminder about media literacy for Year 13 students. It provided students the opportunity to examine their own use of social media and the impact it has on their lives. We wish Rachel well on her research journey as she takes this around the country in the coming weeks and we look forward to reading her completed work in the future.