[Web4lib] On "digital natives", "digital immigrants", technology,
bgsloan2 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 9 12:56:59 EDT 2008
An interesting two-part piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The essay touches on "digital natives", "digital immigrants", technology, and higher education.
On Stupidity, Part 1:
On Stupidity, Part 2, Exactly how should we teach the 'digital natives'?
>From the conclusion:
"If digital technologies are a cause of 'stupidity,' it is because we have spent freely on computers — among other things — without also giving comparable support to college teachers. The students have been left to negotiate a cultural paradigm shift, comparable to the print and industrial revolutions, with inadequate support from the institutions created to help them. And that strikes me as unambiguously stupid."
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