Confronting the Myth of the ‘Digital Native’

We all make assumptions about “digital natives,” but did Mark Pincus coin the phrase correctly?  Yes, they can text, and they can use Facebook.  But is their Internet and technology usage really as sophisticated as the phrase suggests?  Not really.  A team at Northwestern is realizing and confirming…..”The findings paint a picture not of an army of app-building, HTML-typing twenty-somethings, but of a stratified landscape in which some, mostly privileged, young people use their skills constructively, while others lack even basic Internet knowledge.”

via Confronting the Myth of the ‘Digital Native’ – The Digital Campus 2014 – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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