New Video and App Help to Identify Online Learning Preferences

How do you engage with and use technology? With which services and applications are you a visitor, someone who uses an application to accomplish a task, and which are you a resident, someone who leaves purposeful traces with an expectation of being involved with others there in the future? Watch this video and use our app to find out more about your preferences across various services and applications.


For more information:

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
OCLC Research

Patrick A. Confer
Web Projects Manager
OCLC Research


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Learn more about the Visitors and Residents project!

The Digital Visitors and Residents project is built on the visitors and residents principle described in the University of Oxford's Technology Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL) blog, which hypothesizes that neither age nor gender determines whether one is a visitor (one who logs on to the virtual environment, performs a specific task or acquires specific information, and then logs off) or a resident (one who has an ongoing, developing presence online). This work will increase understanding of how learners engage with the Web and how educational services and systems can attract and sustain a possible new group of lifelong learners.