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  • 1. Digital Native vs Digital Immigrant What are the characteristics of digital natives and how do you know if you are talking to one?
  • 2. Chronological Hints
    • Older than 25 (or seem like it when it comes to technology)
    • 3. Maybe up to 30 if in technology dependent field
    • The younger the better (as long as they can talk civilly to non-natives without high frustration)
  • 4. Physical Features
    • Have thumbs the size of spatulas and cannot read tiny buttons or screens
    • Have thumbs that are evolving a conical shape to improve texting ability
  • 5. Can you hear me now?
    • Frequently hand the phone* to a native for translation, especially for infrequent functions or environments with loud background noise
    • Frequently grab the phone when frustrated by inattention to ringtones or questions like “how do I...” (usually accompanied by visible eyerolling)
  • 6. Can I help you?
    • Want to learn how to do only things they will need again in the forseeable future
    • Would rather “do it myself” (even over and over) then teach a slow 'non-native' how
  • 7. Parting Shots
    • Think they can learn by reading manual/training. Be patient with this foreign language/culture. How cool to learn new stuff from natives.
    • Would rather just “play with it”. Hand them a slide rule and try not to smirk. No really—use them as tools to help you and each other.
  • 8. What we immigrants need to teach and natives need to learn is ...
  • 9. What we immigrants need to teach and natives need to learn is ...
  • 10. HOW to learn.
    • How to find info
    • 11. How to use info
    • 12. NOT how to memorize info (info will change anyway)
  • 13. So, what needs to change?
  • 14. Teach p rocess Use content