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White. This article proposes a continuum of ‘Visitors’ and ‘Residents’ as a replacement for Prensky’s much‐criticised Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants.


Challenging the basic premises upon which Prensky constructed his typology, Visitors and Residents fulfil a similar purpose in mapping individuals’ engagement with the Web. We argue that the metaphors of ‘place’ and ‘tool’ most appropriately represent the use of technology in contemporary society, especially given the advent of social media. The Visitors and Residents continuum accounts for people behaving in different ways when using technology, depending on their motivation and context, without categorising them according to age or background. A wider and more accurate representation of online behaviour is therefore established. ContentsI. A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures.

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A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures

All rights reserved. A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures Abstract. Digital Natives. Are we ready for theses students?

Digital Natives

Classes in 18th century looked like this: And today classrooms look like this: What's the difference? Why are students so bored in class? Download. 2010BennettMaton_JCAL.pdf.