Digital natives have built their own concepts of space, time, number, identity, memory from their everyday digital gadgets experience. Varied research areas: abilities – culture – different ways of expressing ourselves
DIGITAL NATIVES Under 25 / 30 Native use of digital environment codes / “language” ICT are central in their everyday lives ICT are used to study, make friends, buy, look for information, … Native Digitals have acquired ICT use naturally, ICT are meaningful for them. DIGITAL INMIGRANTS 25 / 30 or more Learn how to use ICT They “speak the language” of ICT but with some accent ICT are not central They have learnt how to use ICT But have not acquired them as their “ mother tongue”. Different ways of accessing information and communicating space, time, quantity, resources
Native student Immigrant teacher generation gap different habilities, cognitive styles culture and communication Is a paradigm better than the other? How can we understand each other? What can natives learn from immigrants? What can immigrants learn form natives? What do our students need?