University students as digital migrants

 

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dc.contributor.author Brown, Cheryl en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-28T14:10:18Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-28T14:10:18Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Brown, C. 2012. University students as digital migrants. Language and Literacy. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1496-0974 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8876
dc.description This is a copy of the published version of an article published by the University of Alberta Libraries in Language and Literacy, 14(2): 41-61. Available on: http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/langandlit/article/view/18003/14221. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract South African university students are on the frontline of a global world. Whether they are attending university in the rural Eastern Cape or urban Johannesburg, the social practice of using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has enabled virtual global mobility. The internet has opened up an opportunity for them to easily cross beyond the borders of South Africa and become part of an experience in another part of the world while the cellphone has facilitated this mobility anytime any place. This paper focuses on the students who are migrants into this digital world through analysis of their technology discourses and the role this has in how they engage with and within this digital environment. Using Gee's notion of big 'D' and little 'd' D(d)iscourses (1996), I have examined the meanings held by students in relation to technology. This analysis of language provides insights into students' educational and social identities and the position of globalisation and the information society in both facilitating and constraining their participation and future opportunities. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Alberta en_ZA
dc.rights Attribution 3.0 Unported en_ZA
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ en_ZA
dc.source Language and Literacy en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/langandlit/article/view/18003/14221 en_ZA
dc.title University students as digital migrants en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Centre for Higher Education Development en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Dean's Office: CHED en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Brown, C. (2012). University students as digital migrants. <i>Language and Literacy</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8876 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Brown, Cheryl "University students as digital migrants." <i>Language and Literacy</i> (2012) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8876 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Brown C. University students as digital migrants. Language and Literacy. 2012; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8876. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Brown, Cheryl AB - South African university students are on the frontline of a global world. Whether they are attending university in the rural Eastern Cape or urban Johannesburg, the social practice of using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has enabled virtual global mobility. The internet has opened up an opportunity for them to easily cross beyond the borders of South Africa and become part of an experience in another part of the world while the cellphone has facilitated this mobility anytime any place. This paper focuses on the students who are migrants into this digital world through analysis of their technology discourses and the role this has in how they engage with and within this digital environment. Using Gee's notion of big 'D' and little 'd' D(d)iscourses (1996), I have examined the meanings held by students in relation to technology. This analysis of language provides insights into students' educational and social identities and the position of globalisation and the information society in both facilitating and constraining their participation and future opportunities. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Language and Literacy LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 SM - 1496-0974 T1 - University students as digital migrants TI - University students as digital migrants UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8876 ER - en_ZA


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