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Presentation of research at TLt1010, Saskatoon, SK on April 26, 2010

Presentation of research at TLt1010, Saskatoon, SK on April 26, 2010

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  • 1. Millennials: The Digital Generation - or is it? Glenn Cockerline Mike Nantais CockerlineG@BrandonU.ca NantaisM@BrandonU.ca Brandon  University,  Faculty  of  Educa6on  
  • 2. 3  =  exemplar                    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)
  • 3. Characteristics of Digital Natives vs. Our Teacher Candidates 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
  • 4. Characteristics of Digital Natives vs. Our Teacher Candidates 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  
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. The Study: Issues of Age
  • 8. 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  Instance  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  Instance  Messaging   3.04   Downloading  Pictures   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  
  • 9. The Study: Issues of Gender
  • 10. ic ation s? Im pl
  • 11. a nk yo u! Th 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