Karah Hagins


I am a doctoral student in the Learning, Design, and Technology program at The University of Georgia. I am interested in exploring characteristics of efficient digital learning spaces. For the purpose of my doctoral studies, I have chosen to focus on the concept of digital identity, the way that technology has changed how we communicate, and to understand how supra-digital natives best learn and interact in online learning spaces. I am choosing to look behind the self-created profiles of digital learners to discover who they are as they approach an educational learning space as opposed to how they approach other digital spaces. My core study is focused upon defining, identifying, and applying digital learning identity for online course design. My study incorporates interdisciplinary fields of philosophy, sociology, psychology, and an emerging field entitled techno-self studies.