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Topic 1 2015

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Question: Explain the concept of digital “visitors” and “residents” drawing upon your reading and your own online experiences to date in support of the points that you make. With the developing technologies, internet could makes things get easier and more convenient. Thus there appear two kinds of people from the internet – visitors and residents. Residents Residents usually make the internet as a part of life. Continue reading →

Digital Visitors and Digital Residents: Reflection

When reflecting on this topic the aspect I found the most interesting wasn’t so much the topic but the task itself. Anything I had written in the past was written for my own sake, or was a short comment or Facebook post on something else. I’d only ever written something I wanted to read, and never really thought about writing something that other people would want to read. Continue reading →

Digital Visitors and Digital Residents: Reflection

When reflecting on this topic the aspect I found the most interesting wasn’t so much the topic but the task itself. Anything I had written in the past was written for my own sake, or was a short comment or Facebook post on something else. I’d only ever written something I wanted to read, and never really thought about writing something that other people would want to read. Continue reading →

Topic 1: Reflection

My first lesson in this module has been an interesting one. I had never really considered the motivations behind using the internet, let alone categorising them. The framing of users though is a beneficial task as it helps research by allowing identification as a user. When we can identify things it helps us better understand and notice them in the real world. Continue reading →

Topic 1: Reflection

My first lesson in this module has been an interesting one. I had never really considered the motivations behind using the internet, let alone categorising them. The framing of users though is a beneficial task as it helps research by allowing identification as a user. When we can identify things it helps us better understand and notice them in the real world. Continue reading →

Reflection upon ‘visitors and residents’

Having reflected upon the other blog posts and talking with people about the topic I feel that what I concluded in my original blog post was incorrect. I feel that my analogy to do with troubleshooting may have not been the best because I feel I misunderstood the ‘visitors and residents’ theory. I thought that it was to do with trying to class different computer users into two categories but what it is actually to do with trying to class people on what ways they use the internet. Continue reading →

Reflection on digital visitors and residents

After writing my initial blog on the spectrum of digital residents to visitors, I have had the opportunity to review my peers’ thoughts on the matter. From what I gathered, the majority of the blogs I read support the same interpretation I had of White’s article being that the visitors and residents scale is a continuum of the two extremes where an individual can label their uses of each site they use based on their motives. Continue reading →

Reflection on digital visitors and residents

After writing my initial blog on the spectrum of digital residents to visitors, I have had the opportunity to review my peers’ thoughts on the matter. From what I gathered, the majority of the blogs I read support the same interpretation I had of White’s article being that the visitors and residents scale is a continuum of the two extremes where an individual can label their uses of each site they use based on their motives. Continue reading →

Topic 1: Reflective Summary

I’ve really enjoyed setting up my own blog and getting into the format of this module; I’ve never done anything like this at university before and it’s been fun to do something a bit different! It’s been really interesting reading everyone’s blogs and seeing how different each response is; it’s made me think about this subject more than I perhaps normally would. Continue reading →

Time to say goodbye: Reflecting on Digital Visitors & Residents Theory

It’s time to say goodbye to topic one for UOSM2033. It feels like I wrote my first blog post only yesterday even though it’s been a whole week! Having now read my fellow students blogs I feel more clued up than ever before. For topic one, I discussed Prenskys’ aged classical theory of digital residents versus immigrants and the more generally accepted digital visitor and residents theory by White and Cornu. Continue reading →

Time to say goodbye: Reflecting on Digital Visitors & Residents Theory

It’s time to say goodbye to topic one for UOSM2033. It feels like I wrote my first blog post only yesterday even though it’s been a whole week! Having now read my fellow students blogs I feel more clued up than ever before. For topic one, I discussed Prenskys’ aged classical theory of digital residents versus immigrants and the more generally accepted digital visitor and residents theory by White and Cornu. Continue reading →

Reflecting on Visitors and Residents

Having read many of my fellow UOSM2033ers’ blog posts explaining the concept of digital visitors and residents, I’ve realised that this issue is much more complex than I considered when writing my own initial post on this topic. In my post I focused on explaining why Prensky’s (2001) concept of digital immigrants and natives is pretty irrelevant in this day and age and putting forward my own metaphor to explain how the digital world is a place, as White and Le Cornu claimed. Continue reading →