torsdag 18. februar 2010

“Information Society – implications for education and socialization”

Digital citizens

I learned a new word today. Digital natives. It is actually a word that erases the country borders, and makes a hole generation citizens of the world. My children are digital natives and takes part in this globalization. A digital native is a person for whom digital technologies already existed when they were born. The person has grown up with digital technology such as computers, the Internet, mobile phones and MP3s. Digital natives wikipedia
A website called "Digital natives" are made by an interdisciplinary collaboration of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen. Their aim is to understand and support young people as they grow up in a digital age. Among their projects you can find blog, wiki and a book. The book is called Born digital and is written by John Palfrey and Urs Gassers.
You can also check out this video about digital natives on youtube :

My self I am a digital immigrant.I have had to adapt to this new and digital society. Digital immigrants can have problems whith trusting the digital world and takes precautions such as printing documents rather than commenting on screen or printing out emails to save in hard copy form and calling someone on the telephone to ask if they have received a sent e-mail. Just like me. :D
I have no problems seeing myself in this youtube video about digital immigrants.

We digitale immigrants can compare our selves with immigrants from a foreign contry moving to a new contry. They need help from the natives to adapt to their new life. And whit some help the adaption are usually no problem. I need help to adapt from the digital natives. Then we can all live together in our digitale society, witch has taken over for the industrial society that I grew up in. The man that introduced the term "digital natives and digital immigrants" in 2001, is Marc Prensky.

Prensky - Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants - Part1

Marc Prensky is an internationally acclaimed speaker, writer, consultant, and designer in the critical areas of education and learning. He helps the teachers change their pedagogy in ways that are more effective for 21st century students. In the end of this reflection I want to show you a video of the joy beeing a real digital native. I am actually quite happy to called my self a digital citizen.
Have a nice day !

onsdag 3. februar 2010

Jeg- en blogger ?

Dette er min første blogg, kan bli spennende dette. Kommer nok til å skrive om litt av hvert. Er for tiden veldig opptatt med student oppgaver som praksisrapport, refleksjonsnotat og innovasjonsoppgave i spesialpedagogikk. Må vel få tid til å blogge litt innimellom :D
Ha en fin dag !

tirsdag 2. februar 2010

How does ICT influence social life ?

When I was a little girl the technology was not so complicated as it is today. There was only one TV channel and it didn't start until 18.00 in the evening. Only one childrens program on tv each day, and no longer than 30 minutes. The scariest program ever was "Pompel og Pilt".(made in 1969)

To communicate whit people distanced, we had a telephone. The telephone should only be used to long distance calls or emergencies, because it was so expensive to use. Today in our information, communication and technology society the picture is completely another. For exaple if you telephun whit skype, it is free to call. So, is this technology revolution that has taken place only positive ? Well, mabye I am old fashion, but I like to speak to people face to face. When you speak whit people throug a computer or a cellphone parts of the message disapear. You can not read a persons body language and mime when using this technological divices. It is easy to get the wrong impression and misunderstandigs apper.
Knowledge is important to understand the unknown, how does the internet really work ? Commoncraft has made this youtube video explaining the internet, world wide web.

We no longer visit our neighbors, we speak with them on facebook,msn, sms or telephone calls. And the children who used to play outside in the snow in the winter, and play football in the summer, they do excactly the same as their parents. The children use the new technology to comunicate whit their friends, play games and school work. And dont get me started on the lack of physikal training we get, stucked behind a computer every evening !

On the other hand i can see the benefits we get from this new devices. It is nice to find both new and good old friends on the internet. We can comunicate with people from the hole world on a daily basis if we want to. And for some people it is the difference of having a sosial life or not. In the end i guess i just have to accept that the new tecnology is here to stay and trie to adjust my way of living the best i can. I just hope i dont end up like this :

Have a nice day everyone !