Deconstructing Digital Natives

Young People, Technology, and the New Literacies

Deconstructing Digital Natives

Contributors produce an international overview of developments in digital literacy among young learners, offering innovative paths between traditional narratives that offer only complete acceptance or total dismissal of digital natives.

Deconstructing Digital Natives

Young People, Technology, and the New Literacies

Deconstructing Digital Natives

The book offers the most balanced, research-based view of the generation called 'digital native'. The term refers to the generation of students born after 1980, which has grown up in a world where digital technologies and the Internet are a normal part of everyday life. Contributors to this volume produce an international overview of developments in digital literacy among today's young learners, offering innovative ways to steer a productive path between traditional narratives that offer only complete acceptance or total dismissal of digital natives.

Education Networks

Power, Wealth, Cyberspace, and the Digital Mind

Education Networks

Education Networks is a critical analysis of the emerging intersection among the global power elite, information and communication technology, and schools. Joel Spring documents and examines the economic and political interests and forces —including elite networks, the for-profit education industry, data managers, and professional educators — that are pushing the use of ICT for online instruction, test preparation and tutoring, data management, instructional software packages, and more , and looks closely at the impact this is having on schools, students, and learning. Making a distinction between "mind" (as socially constructed) and "brain" (as a physiological entity), Spring draws on recent findings from comparative psychology on the possible effects of ICT on the social construction of the minds of students and school managers, and from neuroscience regarding its effect on students’ brains. Throughout, the influence of elite networks and powerful interest groups is linked to what is happening to children in classrooms. In conclusion Spring offers bold suggestions to change the course of the looming technological triumph of ICT in the "brave new world" of schooling.

Handbook of Research on Engaging Digital Natives in Higher Education Settings

Handbook of Research on Engaging Digital Natives in Higher Education Settings

The integration of technology has become so deeply rooted into modern society that the upcoming generation of students has never known a world without such innovations. This defining trait calls for an examination of effective methods in which to support and motivate these learners. The Handbook of Research on Engaging Digital Natives in Higher Education Settings focuses on the importance of educational institutions implementing technology into the learning and teaching process in order to prepare for students born into a digital world. Highlighting relevant issues on teaching strategies and virtual education, this book is a pivotal reference source for academicians, upper-level students, practitioners, and researchers actively involved in higher education.

The New Digital Natives

Cutting the Chord

The New Digital Natives

The first generation of Digital Natives (DNs) is now growing up. However, these digital natives were rather late starters since; their exposure to computers started when they could master the mouse and the penetration of computers in educational institutions was still very low. Today, a new breed of digital natives is emerging. This new breed includes those individuals who are being introduced from their first instances to the world of wireless devices. One year olds manage to master the intuitive touch interfaces of their tablets whilst sitting comfortably in their baby bouncers. The controller-less interfaces allow these children to interact with a machine in a way which was unconceivable below. Thus, our research investigated the paradigm shift between the different generations of digital natives. We analysed the way in which these two generations differ from each other and we explored how the world needs to change in order to harness the potential of these new digital natives.

Digital Media and Learner Identity

The New Curatorship

Digital Media and Learner Identity

Drawing on research into autobiographical video production by young learners to present a theory of curatorship and new media, this work explores facets of literacy and identity theory which provided the initial frames for examining the work and shows how 'curatorship' works as a metaphor for new cultural and literacy practices.

Technologies, Innovation, and Change in Personal and Virtual Learning Environments

Technologies, Innovation, and Change in Personal and Virtual Learning Environments

Over the last decade there continues to be an increase in the technology and how it affects our lives. Since then the incorporation of electronic databases and other communication tools for students, faculty and staff, virtual learning environments have become an important innovation in the student learning experience. Technologies, Innovation, and Change in Personal and Virtual Learning Environments presents a widespread collection of research on the growth, innovation and implementation of learning technologies for educators, technologists and trainers. The book is a useful source for academics and professionals interested in information and communication technologies.

Deconstructing Digital

Simple Ways to Connect with Your Next-Generation Financial Clients

Deconstructing Digital

#Connect With Your Clients--Embrace Digital Social media is here to stay, and as a professional in the financial field, you must learn to navigate the digital realm to stay in-step with your clients and potential clients. But there are regulations. Rules. Compliance. How do you remain within the lines to which you are constrained and really rock social media platforms to connect with your target clients and prospects? Social media guru Sheri Fitts reveals the strategies that will empower you to do both. Follow along in DECONSTRUCTING DIGITAL, where Sheri Fitts will provide you with the resources to: Understand the digital world. Clarify your messaging. Communicate with a new generation of financial clients. Learn how to make social media work for you."

Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Virtual Learning Environments

Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Virtual Learning Environments

"This book highlights invaluable research covering the design, development, and evaluation of online learning environments, examining the role of technology enhanced learning in this emerging area"--Provided by publisher.--