I THINK IT IS FAIR TO SAY THAT THIS BABY TICKS THE DIGITAL RESIDENT BOX……. And is possibly the poster boy for the launch of the future WEB 5.0!
Although the outlandish concept portrayed in the MTS India YouTube clip does appear a little ahead of its time, I do feel that the clip captures how many people perceive the way todays’ children, quite simply, are born with an innate ability to adapt to the use of technology (Gartside, 2014).
This introductory blog post is inspired by the work of White and Cornu’s (2011) Digital Residents and Digital Visitors concept (an extension and development of Prensky’s (2001a) Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants) and helps illustrate that although I am part of Generation Y and have been exposed from early school years to the technological advances pictured below (Lyons, 2016), I still feel as though my identity shifts from Digital Resident to Visitor.
Perhaps it is best to say that I am an example of the individuals that move around a centrally located region swaying from resident to visitor, according to my motivation at the time (White and Cornu, 2011). Click here to see a moving version of the image below.
My 1st Digital Literacy Self Test results depict that I am quite comfortable surrounded by the digital world although I think it is fair to say that my intentions have been primarily career driven in a rather self-motivating environment, hence the lower scores surrounding collaborative work.
My digital literacies appear to be fit for someone
however I can honestly say that the digital literacy self test has painted a rather confident image of my position in the digital world. I believe ‘MY’ current perceived position (the blue star), the way I place myself in the ever evolving digital world, is someone different to the one that the self-test results portray (the gold star). Utilising White and Cornu’s (2011) metaphors of ‘Place’ and ‘Tool’ combined with the Digital Resident and Visitor labels (White and Cornu, 2011), I have constructed the following positioning matrix. Where do you see yourself on this?
As an individual heavily invested in the social media realm and excited by the endless possibilities that the digital world offers us all, I excited to develop, explore and learn as I embark on this #BEMM177Z6 journey.