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Great article in Campus Technology – the “digital native” 10 years later

Posted in articles on November 8, 2011 by kidsarealright

Last month’s issue (Oct. 2011) of Campus Technology featured a great article: Will the real digital native please stand up? by John K. Waters. (Thanks for the tip, Kathy!) In it, Waters looks at Prensky’s idea of the “digital native” 10 years later. (Yup, it’s been 10 years since Prensky first coined the term!) So how does the term stand up today? I won’t spoil the article for you – go read it! 🙂



Check out The Chronicle this month – special report on Online Learning!

Posted in articles on November 7, 2011 by kidsarealright

Looking forward to reading The Chronicle of Higher Education’s special report – Online Learning (once the embargo is up on our library’s online subscription, grrr embargos!) Two articles look particularly interesting:

Why ‘Digital Natives’ Aren’t Necessarily Digital Learners by Brian Cowan and The Myth of the Tech-Savvy Student by Ron Tanner. (Thanks for the tip, Wee Librarian.)  There are teasers on the website – check it out!

Published at last!

Posted in articles on January 4, 2010 by kidsarealright

We are very pleased to announce that our research on Millennials has been published as an article in the current issue of The Partnership Journal!  Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on our research and encouraged us to publish and a big merci to the wonderful folks at The Partnership Journal for editing and publishing it!

NetGens 2.0 and Cloud Watching

Posted in articles with tags on March 27, 2009 by kidsarealright

Great article in the EDUCAUSE review of Jan./Feb. 2009, written by Malcolm Brown (The NetGens 2.0: Clouds on the Horizon). The article differentiates between NetGen 1.0 and NetGen 2.0 with NetGen 2.0’s being more at home “in the cloud”. But my favourite quote from the article is this:

“Although the NetGens 2.0 are at home in the clouds, it would be a mistake to assume that they are more likely to be all-around IT whiz kids than are their NetGen 1.0 forebears. Despite being cloud natives, many may lack the skills they need to successfully accomplish academic work at the higher education level.”

There are more great nuggets in the article – go read it!

Popular title

Posted in articles on March 25, 2009 by kidsarealright

“The Kids are Alright/All Right” is a popular title! Two interesting articles that friends & colleagues have just let us know about (thanks Kathy & Dave!):

The Kids Are All Right from the March 2009 issue of T.H.E. Journal and an older one: The kids are alright from the Nov. 13/08 Economist – both start with the premise that the kids are using the technologies and using them well  – and both provide lots of good fodder for thought!