Lynn Silipigni Connaway Collaborates with University of Oxford's David White in JISC-funded Pilot Study of Digital "Residents" and "Visitors" in "Transition" Education Stage
Digital "residents" spend a portion of their lives online, using the Web to develop an identity and maintain relationships. Digital "visitors," on the other hand, use the Web as a tool for achieving specific goals as needs arise.
In the United States, data collection and analysis will be conducted by Dr. Donna Lanclos, Library Ethnographer at the J. Murrey Atkins Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Subsequent stages of the project would examine students and scholars in later stages of the educational lifecycle.
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D. is Senior Research Scientist, OCLC Research.
David White is Co-Manager (Development), Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL), part of the University of Oxford's Department for Continuing Education.
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Lynn Silipigni Connaway
University of Oxford's Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL) team
- Home page: http://www.tall.ox.ac.uk/
- Project-related TALL Blog post: http://tallblog.conted.ox.ac.uk/index.php/2008/07/23/not-natives-immigrants-but-visitors-residents/.
J. Murrey Atkins Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte