What is Digital Identity?

Digital identity is the idea that everything interacting in the digital realm has or acquires a set of data or attributes, both inherent and changeable, that uniquely identify them as a person or entity online. Relevant to issues of privacy and authentication, digital identity encompasses a wide array of contextual and technical identifiers that exist in a ontological taxonomy. Traits can be understood and accepted in mutually agreed upon contexts such as when providing data like name and address for a PayPal transaction, and in the far more technical view that describes the relationships of these entities and objects to each other in cyberspace.

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(1) How might this technology be relevant to the educational sector you know best?

  • any effort toward clearing the path to the learning experience by removing the obstacles of continuously having to provide personal data can ease the path of learning and make this more engaging - edelera edelera~
  • as institutions become more collaborative at an international level, the existence of a global digital identity will also diminish the bureaucracy and also clear the path for a motivational learning experience - edelera edelera~

(2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important?

  • global identity could incorporate other users' needs and preferences so that user's preferences are also carried in their profiles, ensuring an overall increase of satisfaction. Navigation, content, interests and other type of preferences added to their profiles would allow educational systems to cater better to the students with the objective to provide them with the right "environment" for enhanced learning experiences- edelera edelera~

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(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on European schools education?

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(4) Do you have or know of a project working in this area?

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