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Native vs Immigrant - is this metaphor getting old?

The 'digital native' and 'digital immigrant': a dangerous opposition

A post on the BCTLA Forum (thanks Judith) pointed me to an interesting critique of the digital native/immigrant characterization. While it may have spurred some rethinking in its day about how we approach students in the classroom, maybe we need to drop the labels and see all participants as simply "learners."

Judith Comfort adds her own observations here in "Digital natives and old fogey teacher immigrants - divisive, destructive & a lie."