21 st  Century Learner Digital Native vs. Digital Immigrant
21 st  Century Learner <ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>9-17 years old </li></ul><ul><li>96% have used </li></u...
21 st  Century Learner <ul><li>Digital Natives </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Natives </li></ul><ul><li>Grow up with technology...
21 st  Century Learner <ul><li>Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Immigrant instructors, who speak an outdated language (th...
21 st  Century Learner <ul><li>Receive data really fast.  </li></ul><ul><li>Very little ability to focus.  </li></ul><ul><...
References <ul><li>Prensky, Marc. Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants. On the Horizon (MCB University Press, Vol. 9, Dec. ...
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  • This is a PowerPoint covering some aspects of the 21 st Century Learner.
  • Students report spending: 1. 9-17 year olds report spending nearly as much time using social networking as watching television. 2. 96% of students with internet access report using social networking. 3. 71% say they use social networking sites at least weekly. 4. 60% of students using social networking talk about education topics online 5. 50% about specific schoolwork.
  • Today’s students are Digital Natives 1. Grow up with technology 2. Their entire lives are surrounded by computers, videogames, MPS, video cams, cell phones, and instant messaging. 3. Today’s average college grads have spent less than 5,000 hours reading, but over 10,000 hours playing video games. 4. Digital Native students think and process information differently from the Digital Immigrants. 5. Different learning experiences lead to different brain structures. Dr. Bruce D. Perry, Baylor college of Medicine stipulates that it is likely that out students’ brains &amp; thinking patterns have changed. 6. Digital Natives become the Native Speakers of the digital language.
  • The problem: The single biggest problem facing education today is that our Digital Immigrant instructors, who speak an outdated language (that of the pre-digital age), are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language.
  • These are patterns of learning for Digital Natives: 1. For example, elementary students can memorize over 100 Pokémon characters and all their characteristics. So, why can’t students learn the names, populations, capitals, of over 100 nations of the world? 2. Tend to drop-out of classes that only lecture or read from the book. 3. Research supports that most Digital Natives cannot process data like Digital Immigrants. This is supported by neurobiology, social psychology, and from various studies based on games for learning.
  • 21st century learner

    1. 1. 21 st Century Learner Digital Native vs. Digital Immigrant
    2. 2. 21 st Century Learner <ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>9-17 years old </li></ul><ul><li>96% have used </li></ul><ul><li>71% weekly </li></ul><ul><li>60 % used in college online courses </li></ul><ul><li>50% collaborate on work </li></ul>
    3. 3. 21 st Century Learner <ul><li>Digital Natives </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Natives </li></ul><ul><li>Grow up with technology </li></ul><ul><li>Entire lives </li></ul><ul><li>Reading vs. video games </li></ul><ul><li>Process data </li></ul><ul><li>Brain structure changes </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Natives become the Native Speakers of the Digital age. </li></ul>
    4. 4. 21 st Century Learner <ul><li>Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Immigrant instructors, who speak an outdated language (that of the pre-digital age), are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language. </li></ul>
    5. 5. 21 st Century Learner <ul><li>Receive data really fast. </li></ul><ul><li>Very little ability to focus. </li></ul><ul><li>Skimming. </li></ul><ul><li>Like to multi-task. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer graphics before text. </li></ul><ul><li>Seek interactivity. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer hyper-text access. </li></ul><ul><li>Function best when networking. </li></ul><ul><li>Thrive on instant gratification and frequent reward. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer games to serious work. </li></ul><ul><li>Little patience for lectures. </li></ul><ul><li>Tend to drop-out of classes that only lecture or read from the book. </li></ul><ul><li>Video on the 21 st Century Learner: 21st Century Learner </li></ul><ul><li>Video on Connectivism: Connectivism </li></ul>
    6. 6. References <ul><li>Prensky, Marc. Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants. On the Horizon (MCB University Press, Vol. 9, Dec. 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part2.pdf </li></ul>

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