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 !

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