Old Digital and new digitals: a newer debate on the types of digital citizens. PROCEEDINGS
Michael O'Donoghue, University of Manchester, UK, United Kingdom ; Alberto Ramirez-Martinell, Instituto de Investigaciones en Educación, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-16-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Mainstream literature has mainly focused on the study of the differences between those who belong to the digital world and those who are outside of it. International Organisations have built programmes for incorporating those who are outside of the digital world to enjoy the benefits of being a digital citizen. This discussion has been well established. The focus of an updated discussion should shift towards the inner part of those who use digital technology in different levels or that have incorporated it in different aspects of their lives. In this paper we propose to see the digital age as a construct where at least two different types of stakeholders with different interests and characteristics coexist in the digital world. For the purpose of this article we will refer to these two groups as old digital and new digital. The relationship between these groups and how they are defined offers potential for discussion which participants in both groups may contribute to.
O'Donoghue, M. & Ramirez-Martinell, A. (2015). Old Digital and new digitals: a newer debate on the types of digital citizens. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (pp. 1901-1908). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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