Digital Natives and Other Mythical Beasts

Speaker:  Susan M Zvacek – Castle Rock, CO, United States
Topic(s):  Human Computer Interaction

Abstract

Tales abound in popular magazines and academically-oriented publications of technologically-savvy adolescents with near-magical powers. Whether celebratory or despairing, however, claims and assumptions about these roaming packs of digitally-nimble young people are often based on flawed – or nonexistent – research.  Concurrently, educators may find themselves pursued by shadowy specters of what “everybody knows” about teaching, learning, and students.

This presentation will unearth the source of these legends, shed the light of day on the true nature of such beasts, and offer strategies for combating the pernicious effects of their influence.  (Torches and pitchforks optional.)

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  25
Duration:  45-60 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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