digital immigrant


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digital immigrant

A person who embraces technology later in life. Contrast with digital native.
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The Colorado colleges were confronting a conundrum: curriculum had been designed by digital immigrants, many of whom came of age when electric typewriters qualified as high tech.
Solving this dichotomy of the digital immigrant educator and the digital native learner creates a disruptive shift in our educational structure.
Too often what we read in relation to school counselors and technology has a Digital Immigrant slant.
For the digital immigrants, perhaps our most valuable contribution, following McLuhan's prescription, is not to condemn outright but to listen and to watch, and to learn from the natives so that we might reveal to them something of the invisible in what for them is the obvious.
He also cites studies performed at a neuroscience laboratory at the University of Michigan that reveal the decreased quality of work performed while multitasking, the very type of behavior that digital immigrants typically imagine natives excel at.
And this is the model business needs to follow for the future, while managing the change process for all those digital immigrants they also employ.
Instead of grading an assignment online, digital immigrant teachers print out the assignment to read.
A digital immigrant will print the email, type on a word processor; and then cut and paste to reply.
Abu-Ghazaleh tackled the effect of technology on various sectors such as education and business with special focus on the social impact of using the latest technology as the world is divided between native and digital immigrants.
The future will see more digital natives inhabiting the UAE as opposed to the majority of us today, who are digital immigrants.
Five Digital Proficiency categories: Digital Holdouts, Digital Disengaged, Digital Voyeurs, Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives
This is the first generation to grow up completely within the age of the internet and have come to be known as digital natives, while earlier generations are digital immigrants.

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