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A5: Teaching/reaching the Net Generation by Mind Map: A5: Teaching/reaching the Net Generation
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A5: Teaching/reaching the Net Generation

can the net generation be as different from other generations



digital natives

not a homogenus group

important to get data on student experiences / profile for this project

Core techs (everyone)

diverse experience

Kennedy's inspired by Marc Prensky - are there real differences in nearo-plasticity?

evidence based - need evidence before you make decisions...

"important to take a measured approach to these issues"

moral panic

More research is needed to determine the specific circumstances under which students would like their ‘living technologies’ to be adapted as ‘learning technologies’.

search on internet to see if studies about prensky and this homogenity thing

teaching google generation

Spring, H 2010, 'Health professionals of the future: teaching information skills to the Google generation',Health Information & Libraries Journal, 27, 2, pp. 158-162, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, EBSCOhost, viewed 8 February 2011.


Students are perhaps not finding it easy to differentiate between using the technology for social or for educational purposes yet, we as adults use the technology for work and play and can deal with both slightly better perhaps.

don't give learners too much

However rather than simply to assume that students are capable of using the tools they associate with social networking for study (Kennedy et al.2008), we need to show the students how to adapt them to their learning needs.  Which means not giving them to many tools or too much facilitation all at once using technology, but to incorporate a mix of tradition facilitation combined with technological tool. This is also a two way thing which would allow the more traditional facilitator the opportunity to become more acquainted with the new technologies available Garrison. R (2004) This was my definition of better in this context.