Are our institutions digital visitors? What are the impacts on learning and teaching?
As it happens, we’ve been talking and thinking about the Visitor/Resident typology (White & Cornu, 2011) that last couple of weeks. The network gods have been kind, because over night a post titled “The resident web and its impact on the academy” (Lanclos & White, 2015) floats across my Twitter stream. Much food for thought.
It has me wondering
Are universities are digital visitors? If so, what impact is this having on learning and teaching?
Update: more reading and thinking has led to the addition of a section “Branding pushing out social traces”.
Residents and visitors
White & Cornu (2011) describe visitors as those that
understand the Web as akin to an untidy garden tool shed. They have defined a goal or task and go into the shed to select an appropriate tool which they use to attain their goal…Visitors are unlikely to have any form of persistent profile…
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