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Digital students & Technology       PewInternet Research
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Digital students & Technology & Learning
Digital students & Learning                 Selwyn’s (2006) indicate also that                   students, which had an   ...
Digital students & LearningOblinger, 2005,2009, Raines 2010, Livingstone 2008, 2010 :  Ability to multitask  Preference ...
Digital students & Learning Homo Zappiens communicates using tools such as MSN,   chat rooms and cell phones (Vern) Bob Wo...
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Is it a Gap?April 2012, 53% of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email69% of adults ages 65 and older r...
Don’t beafraid!
Diana Andone              Director         eLearning Center“Politehnica” University of Timisoara              Romania     ...
Digital students - Is there a Gap? presentation at the EDEN 2012, Porto
Digital students - Is there a Gap? presentation at the EDEN 2012, Porto
Digital students - Is there a Gap? presentation at the EDEN 2012, Porto
Digital students - Is there a Gap? presentation at the EDEN 2012, Porto
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'Digital students' are defined as young adult students who have grown up with active participation in technology as an everyday feature of their lives. This is an attempt to identify the relation between the use of a certain technology and the respective digital students characteristics. The introduction of these characteristics had an influence on the requisite the students require from learning and communication.

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Digital students - Is there a Gap? presentation at the EDEN 2012, Porto

  1. 1. DIGITAL STUDENTS – IS THERE A GAP? Dr.ing. Diana Andone EDEN Fellow 2012 “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania EDEN 2012 Porto
  2. 2. Digital studentshttp://homepage.mac.com/dvchelo/page1/page3/files/page3-1003-pop.html
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  4. 4. Digital natives Digital immigrants distinction is based on age SIMPLISTIC neuroplasticity of the brain Mark Prensky, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2010
  5. 5. Digital students & Technology
  6. 6. Digital students RWW
  7. 7. Digital students RWW
  8. 8. Digital
students
Take tehnology for granted
  9. 9. Digital students & Technology PewInternet Research
  10. 10. Digital students & Technology PewInternet Research
  11. 11. Digital students & Technology PewInternet Research
  12. 12. "" " "
  13. 13. The RO students’ use of technology 1. Mobile phone 2. SMS – text messaging 3. E-mail 4. Search engines (like Gogle) 5. Online messenger (Yahoo, MSN, others) 6. Skype, Google Talk, etc (VoIP) 7. Youtube (or other online video) 8. Flickr, Picassa (or other online photo album) 9. Online games 10. Blog 11. Wikipedia 12. FaceBook, MySpace, Hi5 or other online social networking 13. Second Life 14. Google Documents 15.Twitter
  14. 14. Digital students & Technology  the technology is very much embedded in young generation life their “use and skills are not uniform. There is no evidence of widespread and universal disaffection, or of a distinctly different learning style the like of which has never been seen before.” (Bennett, Maton and Kervin 2008).  there is a ”relation to the links between social disadvantage and digital disengagement”, “technological and social disadvantages are inextricably linked” (Helsper 2008).
  15. 15. how the young generation mixtechnology in learning  Accesses to technology, education level, society implications, media exposure
  16. 16. Digital students & Technology & Learning
  17. 17. Digital students & Learning Selwyn’s (2006) indicate also that students, which had an extensive use of technology, were also frustrated that their freedom of use was diminished in the educational environment and “were well aware of a digital disconnect but displayed a pragmatic acceptance rather than the outright alienation from the school that some commentators would suggest
  18. 18. Digital students & LearningOblinger, 2005,2009, Raines 2010, Livingstone 2008, 2010 :  Ability to multitask  Preference to learn from pictures, sounds and video rather than text  Interactive and networked activities are their first choice  young people lack key skills in evaluating adequately online content and they are inclined to use it as their own without knowing or understanding the skill of paraphrasing (Livingstone, Bober and Helsper 2005)
  19. 19. Digital students & Learning Homo Zappiens communicates using tools such as MSN, chat rooms and cell phones (Vern) Bob Woods they “rely on the ‘Net to help them with completing their schoolwork virtual guidance counsellor virtual study groups (Jones and Madden)
  20. 20. They are not “the many”…. Digital
students

  21. 21. Digital
students

  22. 22. Digital
students

  23. 23. Technology Characteristics Learning CommunicationComputers Confident Constant use of technology Write electronically Tech-savvy (type)Games Strategic thinking Learn from images, audio, Goal focused Evaluation and ‘reputation videos systems’ Doing rather then knowing Motivated for achieving (winning)Internet & Search and browsing for Rely on the online data Permanently onlineWeb information Danger of plagiarism Immediate response Networking Non-linearMobiles Use of multiple tools and Share and exchange Instant media ‘Push’ information and communication ‘Texting thumb’ knowledge Meet and connect instantly
  24. 24. enjoy enhanced interactivity and connectionsperceive their learning environment as boundlessno single approachleave the power of choice of the ‘right one’ to the student
  25. 25. Master the technology!
  26. 26. Think differently!!
  27. 27. Is it a Gap?  debate about digital natives represents an academic form of moral panic” (Bennett, Maton and Kervin 2008)  connection between the use of technology and age several others indicates that “learning and technology has nothing to do with generational divides.” (Ponterfact, 2010).  Vaidhyanathan states “there is no such thing as a digital generation”, as he mentions that in every generation there is a similar bell curve for accepting technology (Vaidhyanathan 2008).
  28. 28. Is it a Gap?April 2012, 53% of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email69% of adults ages 65 and older report that they have a mobile phone, up from 57% in May 2010February 2012, one third (34%) of internet users age 65 and older use social networking sites such as Facebook, and 18% do so on a typical dayAugust 2011, 86% of internet users age 65 and older use email Pew Intrenet – 6 June 2012 Older adults and internet use
  29. 29. Don’t beafraid!
  30. 30. Diana Andone Director eLearning Center“Politehnica” University of Timisoara Romania diana@cm.upt.ro @diando70 EDEN 2012 Porto

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