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Digital selves, digital scholars: Theorising academic identity in online spaces

  title={Digital selves, digital scholars: Theorising academic identity in online spaces},
  author={Katia Hildebrandt and Alec Couros},
As the digital world becomes enmeshed with our physical world, identities become public by default, and this can have disastrous consequences for those whose digital identities are deemed socially unacceptable. For scholars, considerations of public identity are especially critical, as academia functions in many ways as a reputational economy (Willinsky, 2010). Thus, while concerns over digital footprint are widespread amongst the general population, they become particularly pressing for… 
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