ERIC Number: EJ792146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 25
A Brave New World: Understanding the Net Generation through Their Eyes
Lohnes, Sarah; Wilber, Dana J.; Kinzer, Charles K.
Educational Technology, v48 n1 p21-27 Jan-Feb 2008
College today is part of a brave new world, populated by the technologically literate young people of the Net Generation. In this article, the authors offer two vignettes of Net Gen students, taken from their research, to provide portraits of college students' everyday technology use. These vignettes, which report technology practices and beliefs from the students' perspectives, illustrate the type of research that the authors believe is necessary to push understanding of the Net Gen forward.
Descriptors: Technology Education, Use Studies, Developmental Stages, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Interest Research, Student Interests, Student Attitudes, Educational Practices, Case Studies, Profiles
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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