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

Part of a larger, three-year longitudinal project, the pilot study examines students in late-stage secondary ("high") school and the first year of college or university.

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

J. Murrey Atkins Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Lynn Silipigni Connaway
Senior Research Scientist
OCLC Research

Robert C. Bolander
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research