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.
Immigrants, Emigrants, Or Migrants?There’s been a lot of talk in the news about these three groups. Sometimes you’ll see the terms being used interchangeably, but there are some differences you should be aware of. It’s important to understand what these words mean so you can use them correctly. Immigrants are people who come into a new country to settle permanently. Emigrants leave one country to settle in a new …
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
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