Students professional digital identities

Mandy Lupton, Kay Oddone, Neal Dreamson

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter


In higher education courses that are aimed at developing professionals for specific fields, developing a professional digital identity is an important employability concern for course designers, teachers and students. A professional digital identity involves the persona that the student expresses and communicates via social media including the way that they interact on professional social networks. One element of developing an professional digital identity is through creating and sharing web-based content. The research project reported in this paper investigates the ways that students and recent graduates perceive their professional digital identities through creating and sharing web-based content for their assignments. To investigate these identities, we gathered interview data from a small group of students and recent graduates of undergraduate and postgraduate education degrees.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigher education and the future of graduate employability
Subtitle of host publicationA connectedness learning approach
EditorsRuth Bridgstock, Neil Tippett
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781788972611
ISBN (Print)9781788972604
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameHigher Education and the Future of Graduate Employability


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