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Terminology

Came across an interesting blog post today from David White. He suggests that residents and visitors might be more useful descriptions than Prensky’s digital natives and immigrants.  The thinking resonates with me, but also got me thinking about immersionists and augmentationalists – see for example Henrik Bennetsen in the Second Life Creativity wiki.

Playing with this a bit more, I begin to wonder what the factors are that mean some people tend to residency/immersion while others tend to visiting/augmentation (if those are actually analogous) and has me also wondering about the stuff around adoption of technology – and even the hype cycle.  Are there learners that are more likely to fall into one ‘category’ – category may be too strong a word – than another and what determines this?  Are there links with learning styles.

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