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2020 Critical Thinking Symposium Online Program

Sponsored by University Libraries & Provost's Office Critical Thinking Initiative

Full Symposium Program

Additional partners: University Communications, Union, Center for Undergraduate Research & Academic Engagement, Sustainable Campus

With a focus on the intersection of technology and humanity, digital citizenship and society continuously develops norms of responsible, ethical, and positive digital experiences as content creators and content consumers. We aim to empower our students, faculty, staff, and community with the values, awareness, and understanding to shape our society through critical thought and agency. The symposium will enable the FSU community to participate in technology for the common good as thoughtful and empathetic digital citizens.

We encourage our partners - FSU and community, local, and international - to participate in our symposium even if you are not able to attend events in-person. We will be live-streaming a number of sessions and offering several activities for participation. You can find the full program here.

Livestreamed Events (Link to Livestream)

Understanding Digital Citizenship in Research & Practice
Date/Time: Monday, February 24, 3-4pm 
Event Description: Explore the topic of digital citizenship as faculty share their research and foster discussion regarding digital interactions and spaces.


Dual Citizenship: Navigating the Digital Realm
Date/Time: Tuesday Feb. 25, 11-12pm 
Event description: A panel featuring faculty and students discussing expectations and realities of digital citizenship in online courses, as well as how these aspects of digital citizenship are brought into wider internet activities.


Digital Literacy: Impacts on Teaching & Research TA Panel
Date/Time: Tuesday Feb. 25, 2pm
Event description: Graduate TAs participating in the PIE program share their experiences.


Creativity is Connecting Things: Transdisciplinary Integration in Higher Education
Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 4-5pm 
Event description: Dr. Youngmoo Kim, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Expressive and Creative Interactive Technologies (ExCITe) Center at Drexel University, will share experiences and perspectives regarding the integration of the humanities and arts with sciences, engineering and medicine in higher education.


Keynote: Ensuring a Bright Tech Future: Getting Big Tech, Policymakers, and the Public Involved in Making Tech More Ethical
David Ryan Polgar, Keynote Speaker
Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2-3pm 
Event description: With great power comes great responsibility. Has Big Tech stepped up to the challenge? Led by pioneering tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar (founder of All Tech Is Human), this timely discussion will look at how we arrived at the juncture, the current status of Big Tech's ethical responsibilities, and where we are likely headed in the future.

Online Activities for Critical Thinking Symposium

Watch Party Discussion Guide

Participate in the 2020 Critical Thinking Symposium anywhere by organizing watch parties and leading discussion on the livestreamed sessions. Recommended questions for each live streamed session are provided on this collaborative document

Virtual Poster Sessions
Share your perspective and your research in our symposium with a virtual poster. This format is deal for presenting research or projects in visual displays and representations that explore topics of digital citizenship and society. Each poster should include a brief abstract of the purpose of the poster. All virtual posters should be submitted to the conference co-coordinator, Lindsey Wharton, in a PDF or PowerPoint format at least one week prior to the Critical Thinking Symposium. Posters will be uploaded to the FSU Libraries DigiNole platform in our research repository and publicized at the conference. 
Suggested tools: PiktochartCanvaAdobe Spark
Examples: 1; 2; 3
Collaborative Digital Citizenship Reading List

Lend your voice to the conversation about digital citizenship and society by finding and adding a source (an article, book, blog post, video, etc.) relevant to our conference theme. Write a couple of sentences about why you think this resource needs to be part of the discourse. Creativity is encouraged. 

Add the link with your first name and last initial as well as your short statement on this collaborative document. Once complete, this reading list will be added to a Zotero library and promoted on the FSU Critical Thinking Initiative website. 

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