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Digital Natives vs. Digital Residents..."Take it to the Mattress!"
This is my digital artifact for #edcmooc, "E-Learning and Digital Cultures," Univ. of Edinburg.
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Wanted: A New Generation of Problem Solvers | DMLcentral

Wanted: A New Generation of Problem Solvers | DMLcentral | Digital Natives vs. Digital Residents..."Take it to the Mattress!" | Scoop.it
It has been more than a decade since Marc Prensky popularized the term “digital natives” to describe young people’s inherent connection with digital technologies, and while students may be able to successfully navigate these technologies to accomplish...
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Nearly a decade after Marc Prensky coins the term, Digital Natives, a young post doc student explores what happens when digtal natives are asked to adapt, manipulate and repurpose technology.  Students do not automatically use technology for problem solving particularly when it involves ambiguity.  

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What happens when individuals born before 1980 identify with more of the Digital Native criteria?  How do you refer to an individual born after 1980 is more comfortable with the classification of a digital immigrant?

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Digital native - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A digital native is a person who was born during or after the general introduction of digital technologies and through interacting with digital technology from an early age, has a greater understanding of its concepts. Alternatively, this term can describe people born during or after 1960s, as the Digital Age began at that time; but in most cases, the term focuses on people who grew up with the technology that became prevalent in the latter part of the 20th century and continues to evolve today.

Other discourse identifies a digital native as a person who understands the value of digital technology and uses this to seek out opportunities for implementing it with a view to make an impact.

This term has been used in several different contexts, such as education (Bennett, Maton & Kervin 2008), higher education (Jones & Shao 2011) and in association with the term New Millennium Learners (OECD 2008). A digital immigrant is an individual who was born before the existence of digital technology and adopted it to some extent later in life.

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I found it interesting to note that when I searched Wikipedia for the term, "Digital Resident" that a page did not exist.  This entry provides the concrete ideas about the term as well as the origins, and conflicts that educators should consider when describing individuals.

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Living Faster - Digital Natives | Digital Nation | FRONTLINE | PBS

Living Faster - Digital Natives | Digital Nation | FRONTLINE | PBS | Digital Natives vs. Digital Residents..."Take it to the Mattress!" | Scoop.it
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This Digital Native Map is an interactive way in which to discover just how differently those born during the Millenial are in comparison to those of their parents. This source reguires an Adobe Flash Player to view.

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Living Faster - Digital Natives | Digital Nation | FRONTLINE | PBS

Living Faster - Digital Natives | Digital Nation | FRONTLINE | PBS | Digital Natives vs. Digital Residents..."Take it to the Mattress!" | Scoop.it
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There are several short video clips in this section regarding life in the age of non-stop connection. 

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Digital Immigrants v Digital Natives

This is a wrestling-themed movie that compares digital immigrants to digital natives.
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This is really quite humorous and creative.  Technology is here to stay, and yes, educators need to change the way that they present material to students.  Consider a statement made by the commentator.  How had the computer changed brain patterns and ways that high school students think and process information? Is this change a good thing or something to be concerned about?  

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Google D.C. Talks: Born Digital

As part of the Google D.C. Talks series, and in partnership with Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Professor John Palfrey offers a sociologica...
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Professor John Palfrey offers a sociological portrait of what it means to as those "Born Digital." 

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Born Digital - Understanding the first generation of digital natives

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Website for Born Digital, an initiative of the Digital Natives project, concerning children raised in the digital world.
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This is an interdisciplinary collaboration of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.  The themes investigated in this program pertain to youth and their technologies. 

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DigitalBeginningsReport.pdf

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This research report looks at how children use popular culture, media and new technologies in the how and  in early childhood settings.  The idea that view points and practices need to change, the impact of how we interact with young children in order to motivate and engage them is discussed. 

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Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century (Part One)

Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century (Part One) | Digital Natives vs. Digital Residents..."Take it to the Mattress!" | Scoop.it
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today's digital residents need to be full participants in a convergence culture.  In this blog, Jenkins discusses the skills needed to participate in the new media culture.  Here is the "white paper" that he discusses in his blog-

http://digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45C7E0-A3E0-4B89-AC9C-E807E1B0AE4E%7D/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF

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Being a Digital Native Isn’t Enough | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Being a Digital Native Isn’t Enough | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Digital Natives vs. Digital Residents..."Take it to the Mattress!" | Scoop.it
I never realized how hard it would be to limit my toddler’s screen time. Despite my efforts, he has developed a proficiency with my iPhone that ...
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What should we expect a child born in a digital age be able to do?  Does the ability to use electronics automatically mean that children are able to make decisions about what they see on-line? Consider how the terms "Native" and "Immigrant" are misleading.

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This is certainly an interesting look at the idea of "Natives and Immigrants."  I would like to think that it was created to stimulate thinking and conversation about why words matter and the importance of understanding that the terminology that we use should be considered carefully before applying to an idea.  (I found this cartoon, on a blog, which was created by a student for a project. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find the url for credit.

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prensky%20-%20digital%20natives,%20digital%20immigrants%20-%20part1.pdf

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The first topic for E-Learning and Digital Cultures, Looking to the Past asked participants to consider Prensky's ideas as a perspective on education. His metaphor sparks much debate as well as to add the metaphor, "Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants" as a possible way in which to describe the lives of individuals.  The language that he uses convey his perspective of what it means to be born into the world of technology. 

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What does it mean to be a digital native?

What does it mean to be a digital native? | Digital Natives vs. Digital Residents..."Take it to the Mattress!" | Scoop.it
The war between natives and immigrants is ending. The natives have won.
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Is the war between the natives and the immigrants really over?  How can the natives claim that they have won when some of them don't even know how to use all of the tools?

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Digital Natives Vs. Digital Immigrants IST 110

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Looking for a good warm up?  A way to break the ice in order to generate some conversation? Consider this presentation created as a final project.  There are many gross generalizations that are important for students of all agest to identify and discuss.  

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As digital immigrants we have a responsibility to tell the story of our transition online (Wired UK)

As digital immigrants we have a responsibility to tell the story of our transition online (Wired UK) | Digital Natives vs. Digital Residents..."Take it to the Mattress!" | Scoop.it
In another generation's time, the concept of life before digital will be something you tell grandchildren about and something they may hear about in history class.
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Do you remember what life was like before everything became digital?  Do digital immigrants lack the interest to tell a new story?  Will Digital Natives realize that there are millions of individuals who have no clue of how to operate the media to unlock the story? 

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Digital Natives @ Berkman

Digital Natives @ Berkman | Digital Natives vs. Digital Residents..."Take it to the Mattress!" | Scoop.it
Have a story you want to share about the role of technology in your life? Want to rant about a particularly unfair policy at your school surrounding internet...
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A collection of video clips about the summer internship program at the Berkman Institute.  Scroll about half-way down the page to locate clips created by students about topics from the book, Born Digital. 

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jgcc_alwaysconnected.pdf

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In this report, seven studies are presented about young children and their use of media.  While educators consider how tweens and teens use social media to interact with their peers, how often do we consider the habits that were cultivated during the formative years of development.  The way in which children are now developing may greatly impact the way in which teachers interact and educate students well into the new millenium.

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A Vision of K-12 Students Today

This project was created to inspire teachers to use technology in engaging ways to help students develop higher level thinking skills. Equally important, it ...
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This is a well circulated video clip that was shown to me during a faculty meeting five years ago.  My immediate reaction was to ask how it applied to me?  How would I meet the needs of students with a lack of technology equipment?  I used virtually none of the equipment shown and did not engage in social networking.  One white board asked, "How do you learn?"  I became a digital residents when a professor took the time to welcome me into the digital community.  I learned the culture and how to use the tools! 

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Media Scholar Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture and Civic Engagement

Henry Jenkins is the Provost's Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He arrived at USC in Fall...
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Henry Jenkins discusses how the new forms of media are ways in which digital residents share narratives through technology such as You Tube. Many of the ways in which digital youth participate in culture do so using multimedia.

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Visitors & Residents

I gave a presentation on the ‘Visitors & Residents’ principle at the ALT-C conference which was well received so I thought it would be worth videoing the talk under laboratory conditions…
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David White provides a different approach to Prensky's assumptions about natives and immigrants as one that is language based. He proposes that visitors do not have a social presence, while the resident can live out a portion of their lives on-line.  That those who are able to use electronic equipment are not necessarily able to evaluate work critically or to conduct research. These skills are non-digital, but are applied to this space.  The resident sees the web as a social space.  Visitors are keenly aware of privacy and do not necessarily see the need to create networks on-line.  I found this presentation enlightening and able to articulate the ideas that I have proposed for many years about natives and immigrants as inappropriate and misleading terms.  Thanks to Andy Mitchell for providing this resource to me!

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Visitors and Residents: A new typology for online engagement by David S. White and Alison Le Cornu

Visitors and Residents:  A new typology for online engagement by David S. White and Alison Le Cornu | Digital Natives vs. Digital Residents..."Take it to the Mattress!" | Scoop.it
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White and Le Cornu challenge Prensky's descriptions of Natives and Immigrants.  This paper provides the research component that corresponds with the Prezi found above. They suggest that their typology should be understood as a continuum rather than in opposition, as is suggested by the labels "native and immigrant." The lived experiences and practices of individuals is more accurately described here.

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