Learning in a digital age/LiDA102/Introduction to digital citizenship/Nine elements of digital citizenship

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Mini challenge summary
Summary: Elements of digital citizenship for tertiary education
30 - 35 minutes
Linked to the digital citizenship learning challenge

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Stimulus resources
  1. Twitter hashtags
  2. Nine elements of digital citizenship published by Mike Ribble

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The purpose of this mini challenge is to explore the elements of digital citizenship with particular emphasis on those relevant to tertiary study.


  1. Explore the recent tweets using the following hashtags: #digitalcitizenship, #digiciz, and #digicit.
  2. Compile a list of elements relating to the concept of digital citizenship.
  3. Login to hypothes.is. (Consult the OERu support site for help on using the Hypothes.is annotation tool.)
  4. Read Nine elements of digital citizenship.
  5. Feel free to add or reply to annotations using Hypothes.is. Remember to tag your posts using the course code: #LiDA102 (This is needed to harvest posts for the course feed.)


Generate a table listing the nine elements of digital citizenship and identify a practical example of the element for tertiary-level study: For example:

Element Tertiary-study example
Digital access Students from low income countries may not have reliable or affordable access to the Internet.
Digital commerce
Digital communication
Digital literacy
Digital etiquette
Digital law
Digital rights and responsibilities
Digital health and wellness
Digital security

Share a reflection on this mini challenge by posting a comment on WENotes, for example:

  • I didn't realise the <insert element> is part of digital citizenship because ...
  • <insert element> is not particularly relevant for tertiary learners because ...
  • <insert element> is particularly relevant for tertiary learners because ...