Thank you for the post.
Just one comment. Personally, after tons of literature about the “nature” of our students and their use of the technologies, I prefer the approach of David White (and his team) speaking about Visitors and Residents (the current research they are developing is here http://oclc.org/research/activities/vandr.html).
If we think on learners in digital age as online residents, the consequences about how the technology has a role on their lives, their learning experiences and our teaching approaches, are very different than if we understand that the existence of the technology o the age of the users are the crucial factors.
Nothing else. Just my two cents to the discussion, if there.