[Digital] Visitors and Residents

David White discusses his concept of digital “visitors” and “residents.”  This is in response to Marc Prensky’s digital “natives” and “immigrants” framework, which many have simplified down to old people and young people.  White’s framework takes a new look at the issue.

Description from YouTube: David White (@daveowhite, http://twitter.com/daveowhite) of the University of Oxford explains how the Visitors and Residents model provides a framework to understand individuals’ engagement with the Web based on motivation and context. In part 1 of this series, he argues that the metaphors of ‘place’ and ‘tool’ best represent the use of technology in contemporary society and allow us to better adapt to the challenges of new forms of academic practice.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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