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Open University research explodes myth of 'digital native'
"So, in conclusion, first, there’s no evidence of a clear-cut digital divide. Use of technology varies with age, but it does so predictably, over the whole age span. And secondly, although younger people are more likely to be positive about technology, there is evidence that a good attitude to technology, at any age, correlates with good study habits."
digitalnatives  marcprensky  learning  technology  research  2011  digital  myths  truth  from delicious
august 2011 by robertogreco
The Myth of the Digital Native | Betchablog
"Prensky’s logic falls down for me when I see older folk - those who were clearly born before most people had even heard of a microchip - behave with just as much “native-ness” as many of their Gen-Y counterparts.  Many of the cleverest, most insightful technology users I’ve ever met are in their 40s, 50s and 60s, and should - according to Prensky - be speaking with an almost unrecognizable “digital accent”; and yet they don’t.  So I’m convinced that age has very little to do with it.  I’ve seen 80 years olds who can surf the web effectively, use a digital camera, carry their music around on an iPod and use a mobile phone.  And I’ve seen teenagers that can’t figure out how to Google a piece of information properly, don’t realise that Wikipedia can be edited, and have no idea how to listen to a podcast."
digitalnatives  technology  truth  edtech  marcprensky  myths  2009  via:cburell  ageism  usandthem  from delicious
april 2011 by robertogreco
Engaged and Enraged -- Thinking about Marc Prensky's Ideas - Practical Theory
"it's not just that we need to play games in class...Instead, we need to create meaningful, relevant curriculum that allows students sufficient opportunities to really step up & take ownership. We need to use tools that every other aspect of our society & update our schools & our classrooms. But let's also be sure. We can do all of this. We can make our schools inviting, progressive, technology-rich schools, & there will still be kids who refuse to engage or simply push buttons & press boundaries, even with a curriculum full of new ideas. There is no panacea in education, & some kids will struggle simply because, on a nice spring day, they'd rather be outside too. Or on the internet, or playing games...We have to keep working w/ them to understand their role in their own learning process. We have to make explicit the steps we would take to them to create an engagement classroom & assigments, but then we also have to make sure they are willing to interalize those lessons as well."
chrislehmann  marcprensky  engagement  work  progressive  schools  learning  education  games  gaming  empowerment  teaching  tcsnmy 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Net Gen Skeptic: Evidence Doesn't Support Generational Distinction
"There is very little consensus of opinion and scholarship about whether generational differences exist that are worth taking into consideration in the workplace, colleges, and universities, and other contexts. The gross generalizations based on weak survey research and the speculation of profit-oriented consultants should be treated with extreme caution in a research and development context."
education  learning  science  digitalnatives  millennials  generations  netgen  marcprensky  dontapscott  strauss&howe  tcsnmy  lcproject 
august 2009 by robertogreco
Young Minds, Fast Times: The Twenty-First-Century Digital Learner - "How tech-obsessed iKids would improve our schools." - Edutopia
"tradition in education has been not to ask students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience...this approach no longer works."
marcprensky  digitalnatives  schools  change  reform  technology  learning  teaching  schooldesign  curriculum  children  ux  schooling  training  engagement  democracy  lcproject  deschooling  unschooling  homeschool  students  ict  education  edtech 
may 2008 by robertogreco
ASCD: Educational Leadership: Turning On the Lights
"Compared with students' technology-infused lives outside of school, the traditional classroom is a somber place."
marcprensky  learning  1to1  pedagogy  technology  students  schools  education  ict  management  leadership  administration  1:1 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Confessions of an Aca/Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins: Reconsidering Digital Immigrants...
"Surely, we should recognize what digital immigrants bring with them from the old world which is still valuable in the new, rather than simply focus on their lacks and inadequacies"
digitalnatives  digitalculture  education  digital  digitalimmigrants  medialiteracy  generations  youth  learning  media  brokenmetaphors  marcprensky  henryjenkins 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Ipseity :: E-Learning Myth #1: The “Net Gen” Myth :: August :: 2006
"Recent sociological and governmental studies paint quite a different picture of this same generation. Often focusing specifically on the Internet, they report –similar to the sources above– that “children and young people [are generally] claiming g
digitalnatives  marcprensky  debunked  education  future  technology  myth  facts  web2.0  digital  children  videogames  gaming  games  media  television  teaching  learning  schools  pedagogy  policy  critique  critical  culture  e-learning  instruction  millennials  publishing  trends  youth  net 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Connectivism Blog - Digital natives and immigrants: A concept beyond its best before date
"Aside from insulting an entire generation and coddling to the needs of younger learners, Prensky doesn't provide us with a compelling model forward (other than "use digital games"). Lately, I've noticed an increasingly strong resistance among educators t
digitalnatives  marcprensky  debunked  education  future  technology  myth  facts  web2.0  digital  children  videogames  gaming  games  media  trends  television  teaching  learning  schools  pedagogy  policy  critique  critical  culture  change 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Digital Nativism [a rebuttal to Marc Prensky's "digital immigrants" and "digital natives" theory]
"In a rather shallow piece lacking in evidence or data, Prensky offers the terms "digital natives" and "digital immigrants" to set up a generational divide. His proposition is simple-minded. He paints digital experience as wonderful and old ways as worthl
digitalnatives  marcprensky  debunked  education  future  technology  myth  facts  web2.0  digital  children  videogames  gaming  games  media  television  teaching  learning  schools  pedagogy  policy  critique  critical  wasteland  tseliot 
october 2007 by robertogreco

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