It’s been almost a decade since I first heard of Prensky’s definitions of digital natives and digital immigrants, and the idea fascinated me then. I still find it interesting; yet, the more I observe my digitally native students, the more I believe it’s not about being “native” at all. It’s about being “literate”, and both natives and immigrants have equal chances for digital literacy.
I’m sure I am not the first person to ponder over this; someone, somewhere must have thought of or even written about it. Still, in this post, I want to process these definitions, once again, for myself: Are all my students competent and proficient when it comes to technology? What can I learn from them? How can I help them become digitally literate?
Via Miloš Bajčetić, Ken Morrison