Digital Natives 2 vs. Digital Immigrants 0
After decorating my office door with more flare, I realized that the 10 year anniversary of the term Digital Native is now. With the inner visions of the innovative educational thought leader Marc Prensky, we have been able to re-shape the way education is delivered through consumerized technology and devices.
The idea that the entire popular culture of westernized-societies have shifted and will continue to shift is not without its challenges. Many think of the term as another parametrization based on age or generation, when in fact the term has evolved to include all users that embrace the use technology in such a way that they are digitally dependent or stimulated.
The numbers are growing so quickly, that resistance to the new paradigm shift is self-defeating and in vain. Educators, now more than ever, are losing leverage as knowledge gate-keepers in their classrooms, and are being forced to continue the education process iteratively to stay relevant.
But is that a bad thing? Is it so horrible to expect our knowledge administrators or educators or teachers to continue to learn?
As an adjunct faculty member, I find it most rewarding when a student challenges the relevancy of information or data they find, and I enjoy the discovery process of disseminating the truth from credible sources. I don’t just consider myself just an educator, but a researcher and coach.
Maybe, someone reading this right now, will be inspired to think differently about the way they view the teaching and learning process. Perhaps, I’ll change the world with this single post, or even better, I’ll keep the conservation going; until enough voices are engaged and interested in making a difference.
Or it will swirl around the digital wasteland of cyberspace….
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