Going Native

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Going Native

  1. 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. 2. Chronological Hints <ul><li>Older than 25 (or seem like it when it comes to technology)
  3. 3. Maybe up to 30 if in technology dependent field </li></ul><ul><li>The younger the better (as long as they can talk civilly to non-natives without high frustration) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Physical Features <ul><li>Have thumbs the size of spatulas and cannot read tiny buttons or screens </li></ul><ul><li>Have thumbs that are evolving a conical shape to improve texting ability </li></ul>
  5. 5. Can you hear me now? <ul><li>Frequently hand the phone* to a native for translation, especially for infrequent functions or environments with loud background noise </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently grab the phone when frustrated by inattention to ringtones or questions like “how do I...” (usually accompanied by visible eyerolling) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Can I help you? <ul><li>Want to learn how to do only things they will need again in the forseeable future </li></ul><ul><li>Would rather “do it myself” (even over and over) then teach a slow 'non-native' how </li></ul>
  7. 7. Parting Shots <ul><li>Think they can learn by reading manual/training. Be patient with this foreign language/culture. How cool to learn new stuff from natives. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What we immigrants need to teach and natives need to learn is ...
  9. 9. What we immigrants need to teach and natives need to learn is ...
  10. 10. HOW to learn. <ul><li>How to find info
  11. 11. How to use info
  12. 12. NOT how to memorize info (info will change anyway) </li></ul>
  13. 13. So, what needs to change?
  14. 14. Teach p rocess Use content

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