Universities need to be less scared of technology

Interesting article, although I may contest the ‘digital generation’ stuff #seemybook And remember, this is the digital generation, born wired for wi-fi with huge expectations when it comes to the delivery of information. (However, tolerance for anything that requires an attention span is at an all-time low.) When it comes to teaching, we’re all going […]

Understanding GenY demands in the workplace

A little unclear as to what GenY is – so I checked the source of all knowledge (ahem), Wikipedia, and it says no precise date, but anything from mid-1970s to 2000s as a start date! I think I fit most of this, so mid-70s works for me… but it appears that it’s making the same […]

Digital Residents and Digital Visitors @vahva (via @daveowhite)

“One of the things many people say to me is that older people don’t ‘get’ new technologies where kids just do. This viewpoint was further supported by Prensky’s use of the expressions ‘digital native’ and ‘digital immigrant’ in a seminal article in 2001. Even Prensky has now acknowledged that the issues around digital literacy go […]

@benjaminellis #likeminds

Benjamin Ellis: Why the ‘we’ generation ‘knows’ different. Not what we think, not what you think, what we think they think. Marketing to averages is pointless so if we call it a generation of ‘digital natives’ (term doesn’t like) – if lump together – lose uniqueness. In many ways we’re more privatised whilst also more […]

Teaching comes first, says Marc Prensky

Traditional teaching methods are failing today’s students, according to the man who coined the term “digital native“. Marc Prensky, the US author of Teaching Digital Natives, who is giving a lecture on the subject at Bournemouth University next week, called for pedagogy to become a partnership between students and educators. “In order to teach effectively, […]