Back in November I wrote a blog post called “Visitor vs Resident & Real Life”
I said this:
Talking to a teacher who is taking a lead role in ICT at school this year about the definition of visitor vs resident she quickly said she was a visitor. (Logs in, does what she has to do and logs out.)
In the debates about computers, internet, ICT integration – how can a visitor understand the POV of a resident? Can they understand it?
I don’t know. I can’t approach it from the visitor perspective as I am a resident.
And also this: (Talking about my family)
(And this connectedness doesn’t mean we don’t do other stuff – we cycle together, sit around the house reading books together, go walking together, cook together – it’s just we’re also wired/wireless together as well)
Tonight I read a blog post by Carolyn Stuart who said:
So why aren’t more school’s making use of these readily available web 2.0 tools? There will be a variety of reasons, lack of time, too much to do already or a requirement for teachers to become more up-skilled in these tools. It would be interesting to find out how Paul Sibson, principal of Fendalton School, succeeded in getting his teachers to embrace these tools for learning.
which reminded me of the visitor vs resident (instead of the old digital native vs digital immigrant which I hated because it wasn’t right) and sent me looking for the original material.
Dean @ the IHOP finally pointed me to the original post by Dave White from the University of Oxford. I recommend reading the whole article but will summarise one point here:
In effect the Resident has a presence online which they are constantly developing while the Visitor logs on, performs a specific task and then logs off.
Hats off to all my fellow residents.