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Digital Visitors and Residents

Digital ‚ÄėVisitors‚Äô and ‚ÄėResidents‚Äô

The idea of classifying web users as ‚Äėvisitors‚Äô and ‚Äėresidents‚Äô is a fairly new one, first identified in a paper from White, Manton and Le Cornu (2009). Their final 2011 write-up had the aim of replacing the pre-existing idea of digital ‚Äėnatives‚Äô and ‚Äėimmigrants‚Äô coined by Marc Prensky in an article back in 2001, but now found to barely scratch the surface. Continue reading →

Topic 1. Digital Visitors and Residents

Explain the concept of digital ‚Äúvisitors‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúresidents‚ÄĚ drawing upon your reading and your own online experiences to date in support of the points that you make The concept of digital visitors and residents differentiates between the ways in which people use the web. Digital visitors use the web primarily as a tool, in order to acquire information or perform some other kind of specific task. Continue reading →

digital residents&digital visitors.

As technology advances, so does our knowledge and understanding of the way it works. For example, Mark Prensky, a writer and speaker on learning and education, once acknowledged the existence of Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants (2001), referencing the distinction between those who are entirely at ease within the digital environment and those who manage to learn to exist within it but will never be fully competent. Continue reading →

Explain the concept of digital ‚Äúvisitors‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúresidents‚ÄĚ drawing upon your reading and your own online experiences to date in support of the points that you make.

In his work¬†Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants¬†from¬†On the horizon (2001), US technologist Marc Prensky, first coined the term “digital native” to describe the young generation born after 1980, who were confident in using ‘all the…toys and tools of the digital age’ (Prensky, 2001,p.1), such as the internet and video games. Continue reading →

Digital Visitors vs. Digital Residents (Topic 1)

The concepts of digital ‘visitors’ and digital ‘residents’ to classify today’s internet users. Copyright ¬© 2014 Quakersyard.co.uk – News Feeds, Online News. The previous ideas of digital native vs. digital immigrant proposed by Prensky (2001) are now outdated (which is not surprising considering how much of the technology used in 2001 is also outdated). Consequently, these definitions have been adapted to relate to the online activity of today. Continue reading →

Explain the concept of digital ‚Äúvisitors‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúresidents‚ÄĚ drawing upon your reading and your own online experiences to date in support of the points that you make.

In the past, Pretsky’s (2001) distinction between digital ‚Äúnatives‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúimmigrants‚ÄĚ had been used to understand computing competence and age. He argued natives were those who had been brought up in digital world and were technology adept, as opposed to those who had been brought up prior to this, called immigrants. These immigrants consisted of¬†the older generation who would always¬†have less experience, thus knowledge, of technology. Continue reading →

#UOSM2033

So for the very first time this evening, I am sitting down and attempting to write a post on my brand new blog! It was a little trickier to set up than I had imagined (despite watching the handy tutorial), but I am almost there and hopefully this will soon start to look a little less amateur! Anyway, this blog is set up especially for my new University module – “Living and working on the web,” so watch this space for all my posts on the fascinating issues connected with our... Continue reading →