Some Feel our Students “Do not read anymore” Why do we perceive this trend?
The life experiences that shaped today's students are quite different from those of previous eras. Marc Prensky estimates that by the time an individual reaches 21 years of age they will have spent:
5,000 hours reading 10,000 hours playing video games 10,000 hours on the cell phone 20,000 hours watching TV In addition, he estimates the individual will have sent 200,000 emails
Prensky, M. (2003). Digital game based learning. Exploring the Digital Generation. Educational Technology, US Department of Education. Oblinger, D. (2004). TheNextGenerationofEducationalEngagement. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2004