January 2013 Seminar: Born digital or Digital native?


This meeting was a lively and engaging session. We heard from Karen Blakeman and Graham Coult who spoke about the way technology is changing lives through the perspective of the differences that our individual experience will provide.  The idea that a ‘digital native’ will be confident and well informed about the implications of new technology may be misplaced as understanding is not the same as ‘knowing what to do’. We also heard about research that looked into digital behaviours, noting how widespread the use of social media is now, used by young and old – but perhaps in different ways. As usual, a NetIKX meeting included networking in small group discussions and then lively chat over refreshments.


Karen Blakeman is from RBA Information Services. Her talk was called ‘Born digital: time for a rethink’.

Graham Coult is the Editor-in-Chief of Managing Information and expert in ‘Research Behaviours: the evidence base’.

Time and Venue

28 January 2013. 2pm The British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS


These are not available now




See our blog report: Digital native or digital immigrant?

Study Suggestions

Marc Prensky’s paper, ‘Digital natives, Digital Immigrants’, 2001.
For more information about Karen’s work, the RBA website is: http://www.rba.co.uk/