RESEARCH: Digital Visitors and Residents

I'm really interested in Dave White's work on 'Digital Visitors and Residents' to rework and challenge the ideas of Marc Prensky and his 'Digital Natives' - and here's a bit from a journal article in 2011: IV. Visitors and Residents IV.1. Visitors We propose that Visitors understand the Web as akin to an untidy garden tool shed. They have defined a goal or task and go into the shed to select an appropriate tool which…

Digital Visitors & Residents with @daveowhite #JISC

My live notes from the webinar this afternoon: http://tallblog.conted.ox.ac.uk/index.php/2009/10/14/visitors-residents-the-video/ http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3171/3049 Dave White Visitor = sees the web as a set of tools Residents = sees the web as a space It’s about motivation to engage, rather than a skills set, e.g. when people want to talk to their grandchildren, they use Skype very quickly. Can you be a lurker as a visitor AND a resident? More likely to be successful in formal education if you…