Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants By Marc Prensky
Biography • Speaker • Writer • Consultant • Innovator In thefield of education and learning
A bigdiscontinuity has taken place: • Singularity: thearrival and rapiddissemination of digital technology in thelastdecades of the 20th century. • Today’saveragecollegegradshavespentlessthan 5,000 hs of their livesreadingbutover 10,000 hoursplayingvideogames.
Brainstructure and thinkingpatterns • Today´s students think and process information differentlyfrom their teachers. • Our students’ brains have physically changed – and are different from ours – as a result of how they grew up.
Digital Natives • WHO ARE THEY? They’re our students today. • WHAT DO THEY DO? • use the digital language of computers, video games and the Internet. • are used to receiving information really fast. • like to parallel process and multi-task. • prefer their graphics before their text rather than the opposite. • prefer random access (like hypertext). • They function best when networked.
Digital Immigrants • WHO ARE THEY? • People who were not born into the digital world • They have become fascinated by and adopted many or most aspects of the new technology. • They always retain, to some degree, their "accent," that is, their foot in the past.
I’lltellyouforthelast time grandpa.. You DON’T NEED A PAPERKNIFE TO OPEN AN E-MAIL!!!
TheClash • Our Digital Immigrant instructors, who speak an outdated language are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language.
Hownativeslearn Howimmigrantsteach • They are used to: • hypertext • downloading music • phones in their pockets • a library on their laptops • beamed and instant messages. • Working on the net • slowly • step-by-step • one thing at a time • individually • seriously • (they were taught that way)
Reconsidering methodology and content • Methodology: Learning to communicate in the language and style of our students. • going faster • less step-by step • more in parallel • with more random access
Legacy Traditionalcurriculum • Content • Reading • Writing • Arithmetic • logical thinking • understanding the writings and ideas of the past • Digital and technological • Inclusion of software • Hardware • Robotics Future
Conclusion • NECESSITY OF NEW INVENTIONS • USE OF COMPUTER GAMES • ADAPTATION OF MATERIALS DIGITAL NATIVES ARE FAMILIAR WITH
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