We'll have dropped the suffix 'e' with a year and the descriptors such as 'digital' sooner.
Learners should not be defined by the technology they use, whether books, TV, computers, or interactive web-content; they should be defined by the processes of myelination that is going on regardlessly, in it's most mysterious ways, under our thick skulls.
Who indeed is the 'digital scholar', an academic now an 'e-reader' in 'Enter Subject Specialisms Here'.
Some answers are offered in Martin Weller's book 'The Digital Scholar'.
My favoured observation post is to watch out for this slippery fish in the OU Student Blog Roll, more a stream of fish-fry commencing their online, 'electronically-enhanced' learning journey, than a mere list, more news feed, though refreshing from the perspective of the new, rather than the rehearsed and practises mind.
Once a fish, now a fisherman?
I have another 12 months in these waters, more if I postpone completing the MA (more by accident than design, I've not registered for the next module yet - whatever that might be).
The choices are bewildering, not least because I can drift off to do something with a different Faculty.
Part of the brilliance of The OU to enable such choices. Creativity and Innovation with the Business School is attractive.