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Digitalnatives

  1. 2. Digital Natives <ul><li>The way students are learning is changing – what does this imply for teachers? </li></ul>
  2. 3. http://abstrusegoose.com/a/190.htm
  3. 4. Marc Prensky’s Take <ul><li>Digital Natives </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technologically fluent </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Immigrants </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TSL – technology as a second language </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Speak with a “digital accent” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Prensky uses these terms to describe the disconnect between today’s learners and today’s teachers/parents </li></ul>
  4. 5. Digital Natives … <ul><li>Rapid access to information from multiple sources </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-tasking </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-media over text </li></ul><ul><li>Random access to information </li></ul><ul><li>Networked interactions with multiple people </li></ul><ul><li>Just-in-time learning </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate rewards </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant, useful, fun learning </li></ul>
  5. 6. Digital Immigrants … <ul><li>Controlled information access, limited sources </li></ul><ul><li>Doing one thing at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul><ul><li>Sequential information processing </li></ul><ul><li>Independent work </li></ul><ul><li>Deferred rewards </li></ul><ul><li>Serious learners </li></ul>
  6. 7. How do Natives use technology? <ul><li>Communication (cell/email/IM) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Life (MySpace/IM) </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing life (calendars/PDAs) </li></ul><ul><li>Shopping </li></ul>
  7. 8. Informal Learning Important <ul><li>Learning ecology </li></ul><ul><li>Mobility make this possible </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul>
  8. 9. What do Natives Expect? <ul><li>Mobility (wireless, power) </li></ul><ul><li>Self help </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online answers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FAQs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul></ul><ul><li>24/7 services (tutorials, library, payments, tech support) </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate online </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology for learning (LMS,PPT, etc.) </li></ul>
  9. 10. What do Natives like? <ul><li>Creativity – give them opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia formats </li></ul><ul><li>Varied class activities (short segments) </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement with materials </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement with the world </li></ul><ul><li>Self help </li></ul><ul><li>Immediacy </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul>
  10. 11. Focus on Customer Service <ul><li>Expect access (24/7) </li></ul><ul><li>Expect things to work like they are supposed to </li></ul><ul><li>If they don’t “that is your problem” </li></ul><ul><li>They want what they have paid for </li></ul><ul><li>Everything comes with a toll-free number or web address </li></ul>
  11. 12. Technology <ul><li>This generation has been plugged in since they were babies. </li></ul><ul><li>They grew up with educational software and computer games. </li></ul><ul><li>They think technology should be free. </li></ul><ul><li>They want and expect services 24/7. </li></ul><ul><li>They do not live in an 8–5 world. </li></ul><ul><li>They function in an international world. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Cell Phone Technology <ul><li>They all have cell phones and expect to be in contact 24/7. </li></ul><ul><li>Not a phone – a lifestyle management tool </li></ul><ul><li>Staying “connected” is essential. </li></ul><ul><li>Communication is a safety issue for parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Communication has become casual for students (IM, email and cell phones.) </li></ul>
  13. 14. How do Digital Natives want Information <ul><li>Through technology </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboratively </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><li>In their time </li></ul><ul><li>In their place </li></ul><ul><li>At their pace </li></ul><ul><li>While doing things that matter to them </li></ul>
  14. 15. By age 21….. <ul><li>It is estimated that the average child will have: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spent 10,000 hours playing video games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sent 200,000 emails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spent 20,000 hours watching TV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spent 10,000 hours on their cell phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spent under 5,000 hours reading </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But these are issues of income. Will a child who grows up in a low income household have these same experiences? </li></ul>
  15. 16. Attitudes …….. Source: Educause TV Generation “ Boomers” PC Generation “ Gen X” Net Generation “ Digital Natives” Web What is it? Web is a tool Web is oxygen Community Personal Extended Personal Virtual Perspective Local Multi-national Global Career One career Multiple careers Multiple reinventions Authority Hierarchy Unimpressed Self as expert
  16. 17. Some thoughts… <ul><li>Technology is technology only for people who were born before it was invented. </li></ul><ul><li>Netgenophobia </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Xenophobia </li></ul><ul><li>Impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the workplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elsewhere </li></ul></ul>

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