march of the digital native
March of the digital native
Joan – Coalition for Networked Info
Physical library doesn’t fit with the lifestyle of younger users – worrying for academic librarians
- AND grew up with the stuff
- aka (Pew Internet and American Life) DotNets, Gen Y etc
- always connected, multi-tasking, group orientated, experiential, visual, producers and consumers, visual rather than textual.
- social, active, contextual, engaging, student-owned (Carmean and Haefner, Mind Over Matter, Educause)
Students are connected
- ECAR Study (2007) of Undergrad Students and INformation Technology.
- 18-24 are only group who would give up tv and radio before the internet (stunning ignorance of other groups)
- Lee Rainie ‘Digital Natives Invade the Workplace’ – Pew
Mixed about social aspects
- 18-25 yo 67% say it makes you more isolated, 64% say it makes you closer to friends and family
Multitasking to REM and Van Morrison involves doing nothing but watching their gig.
Erika something ‘The Personal Media Revolution’
- but tutors are more interesting in “instilling in students the art of a flow of argment”
- Gutenberg-e project – “needed editorial and technical help at every stage” (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Henry Jenkins of MIT on what it is important to teach to students
- simulation – to create dynamic models
- appropriation to remix etc.
Rethinking teaching services and environments
- PRS – CLicker Pilot (look at this more)
- Dartmouth Centre for Research, Writing and IT
- George Mason – tools for digital scholarship in History
- Pennsylvania – IT social bookmarking service
- UMass – Learning / Information Commons – group work areas
- U Stanford – Teamspot
- Georgia Tech – practice presentation room