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  1. Mar 2021
    1. Deconstructing Prensky’s argument

      I keep going back to things I used to teach in #CyberspaceSociology. The notion of a #DigitalNative still bothers me and the alternative from Le Cornu & White still inspires me. Some argue that Prensky's 2001 article was important when it came out, as a wakeup call to teachers. I get that. Especially with those who may not have fully grasped that younger learners have different approaches to appropriating digital tools. I just find the original text deeply flawed when used as though it were the result of robust academic research. And the notional distinction ends up erasing important differences between learners who were born the same year.

  2. Oct 2018
    1. Growing up as an immigrant to this world of technology-enabled possibility filled me with a sense of endless wonder that may come less easily to natives.

      The idea that a "digital immigrant" may have a more positive relationship with digital technology than a "digital native".

  3. Sep 2017