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Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants, Digital Learners: An International Empirical Integrative Review of the Literature.

@inproceedings{Creighton2018DigitalND,
  title={Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants, Digital Learners: An International Empirical Integrative Review of the Literature.},
  author={Theodore B. Creighton},
  year={2018}
}
The author, preparing for a new position as a doctoral research faculty at the American College of Education (ACE), conducted an extensive integrated literature review of “digital natives” and related terms. Focus of the review was directed specifically around digital learners defined as those born between 1980 and 1994. The results clearly revealed a variety of definitions for “digital natives” and “digital immigrants” with no specific clarification or research-based rationale. In addition… 
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