digital immigrant

[ dij-i-tl im-i-gruhnt ]
/ ˈdɪdʒ ɪ tl ˈɪm ɪ grənt /

noun Digital Technology.

a person who has become familiar with computers, the internet, and other digital technology as a young adult or later in life.Compare digital native.

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Origin of digital immigrant

First recorded in 2001; coined by Marc Prensky, born 1946, American educator and consultant, on analogy with an immigrant who must learn a new language
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British Dictionary definitions for digital immigrant

digital immigrant

noun

informal a person who has become used to using information technology as a young adultCompare digital native, analogue (def. 3)
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