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Born digital: time for a rethink

Born digital: time for a rethink



Presentation given at the NetIKX workshop "Digital native or Digital immigrant - does it matter" held on January 28th, 2013, London.

Presentation given at the NetIKX workshop "Digital native or Digital immigrant - does it matter" held on January 28th, 2013, London.



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    • Born digital: time for a rethink 28th January 2013, NetIKX Karen Blakeman, RBA Information Services karen.blakeman@rba.co.uk http://www.rba.co.uk/, Twitter: @karenblakeman http://www.linkedin.com/in/karenblakemanThis presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
    • http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 2
    • 28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 3
    • 28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 4
    • http://www.masswerk.at/google60/ 28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 5
    • BBC News - Computer games keep me mentally active :http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-2111654428/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 6
    • • How do we search? How do we learn?• Dependent on what is available at the time• Pre-Internet some questions not even asked - too expensive and difficult to research• Ask people• Rethink how we search?28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 7
    • L66J BMR& DSWQ IN1&1 vs.28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 8
    • Image Conscious: how pre-teens search the web by NicolaMcNee on Prezi http://prezi.com/7sig1pju1r2x/image-conscious-how-pre-teens-search-the-web/28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 9
    • Google Swirl (now gone)28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 10
    • Google Wonderwheel (now gone!)28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 11
    • 28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 12
    • 28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 13
    • 28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 14
    • http://worldwidescience.org/28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 15
    • http://worldwidescience.org/ - visual28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 16
    • Just because we are brought up with books and know how toread does not mean we automatically know how to use theliterature for research, identify relevant publications or how tocite references.Whether we use film or digital cameras we still have to learnabout composition, focal length, shutter speed etc to get the bestphotographs.We all have to learn how to use Google search featureseffectively to make sure we are getting the best results.28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 17
    • Everything is on the web? Original TV coverage of the storming of the Bastille Podcast of Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg address – not an actor but THE Abraham Lincoln Photo of the baby Jesus with Joseph and Mary (9 year old asked “Why didn’t the shepherds or wise men take photos with their phones?”)28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 18
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    • Digital exclusionInternet Access - Households and Individuals, 2012 :http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/rdit2/internet-access---households-and-individuals/2012/stb-internet-access--households-and-individuals--2012.html – In 2012, 21 million households in Great Britain (80 per cent) had Internet access – 5.2 million households without Internet accessBBC News - A third of poorest pupils without internet at homehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20899109 – Overall, most children (89%) can get on to the internet via a computer at home – In the poorest households 29% had no computer, 36% had no internet – A total of 750,000 school age children living in households with no internet, and some 650,000 without a computer28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 20
    • UK teenagers without the internet are educationallydisadvantaged - University of Oxford :http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2012/121222.html28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 21
    • http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/unemployed-to-be-forced-to-sign-up-to-universal-jobmatch-website-at-the-centre-of-security-concerns-8427546.html28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 22
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    • Are we right to be concerned about Millennials and is it for theright reason? Theknowledgecores Bloghttp://theknowledgecore.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/are-we-right-to-be-concerned-about-millennials-and-is-it-for-the-right-reason/ – Twitter, Wikis and blogging not necessarily second nature – Lack of analytical skills & critical thinking? – Brought up in an environment where everyone’s a winner? – Spoon fed throughout the education process?28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 24
    • “Could it be that this super generation is actually about tobecome Kryptonite around the necks of resilient thinkingorganisations? Each generation will make its own unique markon society, but maybe, just maybe, the Millennials are adrift fromthe needs of the environment.........It begs the question, one that applies to many other countries,are UK Millennials as personally resilient as they need to be tosucceed in the modern world?”David Griffiths, “Are we right to be concerned about Millennials and is it for theright reason?” http://theknowledgecore.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/are-we-right-to-be-concerned-about-millennials-and-is-it-for-the-right-reason/28/01/2013 www.rba.co.uk 25