David works in the overlapping space between education, academia and technology. He co-manages Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL), an online research and development group in theUniversity ofOxford.
He has researched the wild frontiers of online Virtual Worlds and Massively Multiplayer Online games but spends most of his time exploring how individuals are using the web to learn. He is best known for his research investigating what motivates people to engage with the web based on his 'Visitors and Residents' idea.
David has spoken as a Social Media expert on BBC Radio 4 and delivered his fair share of keynotes and talks. He is keen to see beyond the technology to the larger underlying trends that are emerging as society moves online. Visit the TALL blog for some of his recent thoughts, or follow his thinking as ideas occur to him:@daveowhite.