Reflecting On My First Blog Post

Writing my first blog post, I quickly realised that it was going to be extremely difficult to put all the information I had gathered through research in to the minuscule 300 word limit. On top of this I really wanted my post to be as engaging, and aesthetically pleasing, and not just a page with 300 words.

This is where info-graphics became extremely useful, it allowed me to give a detailed summary of what Prensky Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives meant, and what David S. White and Alison Le Cornu’s  Digital Resident and Digital Visitors are. On top of this I also used a Youtube video to go further in to the debate on where Prensky’s theory has gone wrong.

After researching the two debates, where I see myself on the resident vs visitor debate has definitely changed, before the research I probably would have considered myself somewhere in between the two. However after mapping my internet usage:

unnamedI now definitely see myself spending a lot more time on the digital resident side on a personal instead of institutional level.

After reading Natalie’s comment on my blog, it made me think more in depth on how the two debates create an interesting divide between generations, for example using Prenksy’s theory, the older generation who are considered digital immigrants are believed to have an ‘accent’, meaning that no matter how much they try, they will always retain that ‘accent’ in comparison to David S. White and Alison Le Cornu‘s theory, all generations are able to pass between both Resident and Visitors, but they explain the difference through their garden shed metaphor.

I then used this trail of thought on my comments on:

Stefans blog

and

Itd1e14 blog

I have massively increased my knowledge on the debate through reading their blogs.

Word count 300.

References:

http://firstmonday.org/article/view/3171/3049

http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf

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