digital immigrant


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digital immigrant

n
(Computer Science) informal a person who has become used to using information technology as a young adult. Compare digital native, analogue3
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It's perhaps the greatest generational difference of the 21st century - digital natives contrasted with their digital immigrant parents.
She, the digital native, can set up my phone so podcasts are played through the car's speakers, and I, the digital immigrant, pay the phone bill and keep the car trudging.
In classrooms, he contended, digital immigrant instructors and digital native students speak entirely different languages.
As a result it is possible to state that for the concepts of Digital Native and Digital Immigrant are lacking empirical foundations, simply serving as a rhetorical figure, of easy acceptance and assimilation, but unable to substantiate the existence of a phenomenon or generations effect on the process of diffusion and technology adoption, unlike what is commonly proposed in the literature.
Even though I'm what you would call a digital immigrant, I consider myself somewhat of a techie.
As Prensky (2) stated, "Our Digital Immigrant instructors, who speak an outdated language (that of the pre-digital age), are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language.
But if you take a digital immigrant and ask them to draw the internet it's very different to a digital native," he added.
There is attitudinal mismatch between digital native learners and digital immigrant teachers.
As learning is the central function of all education, active learning tools such as digital games are complementary e-teaching/learning resources that can reduce the gap between the digital native students and the digital immigrant professors providing a more effective, engaging, expanded, student learning environment.
Whether a Digital Native, Digital Settler, or Digital Immigrant, school counselors are faced with new challenges as digital technologies infiltrate students' lives at an ever-increasing rate.
ANY DIGITAL IMMIGRANT caught in the social media whirlpool needs no reminder that things seem to be changing: "Security experts today admit that they are involved in a 'cat and mouse game' with hackers--and it's not always clear who is the cat and who is the mouse" (Marron).
The virtual adviser project was born out of the need to offer 24-7 information to our busy adult learners in a format that was easy for a digital immigrant to use," said Lisa Moison, graduate and continuing education program adviser.

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