Digital natives: How do they learn? How to teach them?

Information and Communication technologies (ICTs) have changed our societies. Not only they provided us with new techniques and tools; they are also changing many core concepts and values. The relationship people have with technology is changing, and new social behaviors are appearing: we collaborate with peers in new ways; we network with others. Knowledge is changing; access to and acquisition of knowledge are changing; the ways in which we work with others are changing. In this digital society, a new generation has emerged: the digital natives. Who are they? How different are they? How do they learn? How can one teach them? Such questions are now raised for all education systems.

Publication year: 2011

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