Thursday, October 27, 2011

The fallacy of the digital native

Dan Pontefract has a nice rebuttal of one of the most persistent myths in e-learning: that of the binary digital native/immigrant split. This construct is almost as persistent as that other great baseless invention, learning styles. As Dan says:

"Through the first half of the article, Prensky paints the picture of Millennials (Digital Natives) being hard-wired differently from birth automatically leading to a digitally enhanced learning style. The non-Millennials, (Digital Immigrants) are therefore luddites incapable of learning and/or teaching and/or living like said Digital Native.


Nicely said. (HT @jedd)

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