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MADLaT/AMFAD 2010 International Conference




 Are Millennials Digital
      Illiterates?
    Busting the myth about the ...
The Background
    pilot study
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Characteristics of Digital Natives vs. Our Teacher Candidates




             Our Current
               Study
Characteristics of Digital Natives vs. Our Teacher Candidates


Demographics
                               Who are our st...
Demographics
        Age
              Range: 20 – 47 years
              Mean: 24.9 years

        Gender
              7...
Demographics
                                      Our Teacher Candidates
                        2008	
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Based on a 5-point-scale ranging from
Expert (4) to No Experience (0)

Greatest Competence (>3.0)     Mean Score

Using eM...
Based on a 5-point-scale ranging from
Expert (4) to No Experience (0)

        Minimal/No Competence (<0.99) Mean Score

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                 Stats: (females + social networking)
“As I reflect on my own digital media skills
development, I believe it’s more important for
institutions and organizations...
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Implic
     Comments
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nk you!
      Tha
         Glenn Cockerline                                      Mike Nantais
      CockerlineG@BrandonU.c...
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  1. 1. MADLaT/AMFAD 2010 International Conference Are Millennials Digital Illiterates? Busting the myth about the current cohort of post-secondary students. Glenn Cockerline Mike Nantais CockerlineG@BrandonU.ca NantaisM@BrandonU.ca Brandon  University,  Faculty  of  Educa6on  
  2. 2. The Background pilot study
  3. 3. 3  =  expert                              2  =  accomplished   1  =  developing              0  =  beginning   Pilot 2.44 - operating a computer study 2.23 - word processing resul 2.14 - communicating with e-mail 2.13 - managing files 1.96 - creating digital images ts 1.96 - finding information 1.70 - analyzing data 1.41 - creating graphics 1.64 - evaluation information 1.27 - creating video 1.51 - creating multimedia 1.21 - collecting data electronically 0.81 - concept mapping 0.77 - creating web pages 0.67 - modeling with ICT 0.60 - collaborating online Results from pilot study conducted in 2008/09 (blogs/wikis)
  4. 4. Characteristics of Digital Natives vs. Our Teacher Candidates Our Current Study
  5. 5. Characteristics of Digital Natives vs. Our Teacher Candidates Demographics Who are our students? Age  Distribu1on  of  Students   25   20   15   Frequency   Frequency   10   5   0   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   More   Age  
  6. 6. Demographics Age Range: 20 – 47 years Mean: 24.9 years Gender 70% Female Marital Status 60% Single Academic Background 50 - B.A. 14 - B.Sc. 8 - B.G.S. 8 - B.P.E.S. 5 - B.Mus. (3 Concurrent) 2 - Other
  7. 7. Demographics Our Teacher Candidates 2008   2009   •  96%  own  a  computer   •  100%  own  a  computer   •  94%  own  a  cell  phone   •  97%  own  a  cell  phone   •  76%  own  an  ‘iPod’   •  83%  own  an  ‘iPod’   •  88%  have  downloaded  music   •  83%  have  downloaded  music   •  48%  regularly  download  music   •  67%  regularly  download  music   •  77%  use  text  messaging   •  86%  use  text  messaging   •      76%  use  social  networking  sites   •  86%  use  social  networking  sites  
  8. 8. Based on a 5-point-scale ranging from Expert (4) to No Experience (0) Greatest Competence (>3.0) Mean Score Using eMail 3.59 Word Processing 1 3.22 Navigating the Web 3.13 Finding Information 3.13 Using Instant Messaging 3.11 Using Digital Camera 3.02 The Study: Competencies
  9. 9. Based on a 5-point-scale ranging from Expert (4) to No Experience (0) Minimal/No Competence (<0.99) Mean Score Music Editing 0.91 Developing a Web Page 0.76 Blogging 0.70 Publishing Video Files 0.67 SmartBoard (IWB) 0.65 Publishing an Audio file 0.64 Idea Processors 0.52 Developing a Wiki 0.52 Creating Animation 0.51 Creating PodCasts 0.34 The Study: Competencies
  10. 10. Cartoon
  11. 11. g ing Dig r ep e De
  12. 12. The Study: Issues of Age Greatest  Competencies   By  Genera1on Gen  X Gen  Y 3.31 Using  eMail 3.63 Using  eMail 3.08 Naviga6ng  the  Web 3.32 Word  Processing  1 Using  Instant   3.00 Messaging 3.23 Using  Instant    Messaging 3.15 Finding  Informa6on 3.14 Naviga6ng  the  Web 3.08 Using  Digital  Camera
  13. 13. The Study: Issues of Age Least  Competencies   By  Genera1on Gen  X Gen  Y 0.92 Se[ng  up  Audio  Conference 0.96 Edi6ng  Music 0.77 Edi6ng  Audio 0.87 Se[ng  up  video  conferencing 0.77 Edi6ng  Video 0.79 Developing  a  Web  Page 0.62 Edi6ng  Music 0.67 SmartBoard 0.62 Publishing  Video  Files 0.66 Publishing  Video  Files 0.54 SmartBoard 0.64 Blogging 0.54 Publishing  an  Audio  file 0.64 Publishing  an  Audio  file 0.54 Developing  a  Wiki 0.56 Idea  Processors 0.5 Developing  a  Web  Page 0.54 Crea6ng  Anima6on 0.46 Crea6ng  PodCasts 0.51 Developing  a  Wiki 0.38 Crea6ng  Anima6on 0.32 Crea6ng  PodCasts 0.31 Idea  Processors
  14. 14. The Study: Issues of Age
  15. 15. The Study: Issues of Gender Greatest  Competencies   Males   Females   3.44   Using  eMail   3.65   Using  eMail   3.35   Naviga6ng  the  Web   3.25   Word  Processing  1   3.32   Using  Instant  Messaging   3.11   Finding  Informa6on   3.15   Word  Processing  1   3.05   Using  Digital  Camera   3.15   Finding  Informa6on   3.03   Naviga6ng  the  Web   3.04   Social  Networking  Sites   3.02   Using  Instant  Messaging   3.04   Downloading  Pictures  
  16. 16. The Study: Issues of Gender Least  Competencies   Males   Females   0.92   Crea6ng  Anima6on   0.87   Edi6ng  Audio  Files   0.92   Idea  Processors   0.80   Edi6ng  Video  Files   0.81   Crea6ng  PodCasts   0.68   Music  Edi6ng   0.57   Developing  a  Web  Page   0.56   Blogging   0.48   SmartBoard   0.41   Publishing  Video  Files   0.39   Publishing  an  Audio  file   0.35   Idea  Processors   0.33   Crea6ng  Anima6on   0.30   Developing  a  Wiki   0.15   Crea6ng  PodCasts  
  17. 17. The Study: Issues of Gender Stats: (females + social networking)
  18. 18. “As I reflect on my own digital media skills development, I believe it’s more important for institutions and organizations to pay more attention to a person’s specific skills and literacies rather than age or generation. I also am convinced that a person’s home environment, cultural experiences, and vocational success - more than any single demographic factor - will likely form their interests and skills in the digital world.” K. Ugalde (blog post at: http://www.dmlcentral.net/blog/kristine-ugalde/digital-native-reflects-concept)
  19. 19. ati ons? Implic Comments Questions ?
  20. 20. nk you! Tha Glenn Cockerline Mike Nantais CockerlineG@BrandonU.ca NantaisM@BrandonU.ca Brandon  University,  Faculty  of  Educa6on   Article on Pilot Study: Are all our Teacher Candidates Equally Digital Natives? Available at: http://www.mern.ca/reports/Journal-V3.pdf
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