Being digitally tethered
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This chapter will examine how students live and learn across the many digital media available to them, what is new, changed, or changing about how they live and learn today, and what evidence there is for these shifts. It is important to move beyond an exploration of what people are doing and with what in the realm of digital media, and instead examine what they are learning, where they are learning, with whom and from whom they are learning it. I shall also explore how students share learning, essays, learning resources and techniques, and how they learn both in collaborative learning spaces and across large proliferating networks. Finally, the extent to which digital tethering is liminal in nature will be examined, since students seem to be working at the border of the real and the augmented, and across diverse digital media, with high degrees of fl uency: they sift, shift, research, explore, critique, learn and question, seemingly moving through these spatial zones and landscapes with an ease that appears to deny complexity or troublesomeness.