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Riegel, Caitlin; Mete, Rosina – Educational Planning, 2017
As technology continues to evolve, the gap between those who have grown up with technology (digital natives) and those who have not (digital immigrants) continues to widen. This gap is very present in the K-12 classroom, where both digital natives (students) and digital immigrants (teachers) work together. This gap highlights a stigma associated…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
Johnson, Katherine Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation research aimed to determine if there was a difference in instructional technology use, in the face-to-face classroom, between digital immigrant faculty members and their digital native colleagues. This study was guided by two research questions: (a) Based on faculty members' HE-TPACK self-assessments, is there a difference…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, College Faculty
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Howlett, Graham; Waemusa, Zainee – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine how Thai EFL high-school teachers view and use mobile devices (such as smart phones) in educational settings, and if the age-based digital native/digital immigrant divide would highlight any differences in responses. The participants were 55 Thai EFL teachers in 8 schools of different sizes in Southern…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Judd, Terry – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Building on the earlier net generation and millennials concepts, Prensky popularised the notion of a generation of "digital native" students through his 2001 two-part series "Digital natives, digital immigrants". Although his ideas about how students perceive and utilise technology resonated with many educators, they lacked…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Technological Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Creighton, Theodore B. – Education Leadership Review, 2018
The author, preparing for a new position as a doctoral research faculty at the American College of Education (ACE), conducted an extensive integrated literature review of "digital natives" and related terms. Focus of the review was directed specifically around digital learners defined as those born between 1980 and 1994. The results…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Technological Literacy, Competence, Age Differences
Onye, Uriel U.; Du, Yunfei – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
This paper addresses the concepts of digital natives and digital divide from the perspective of the digital outsiders (part of digital natives). It takes a critical look at the implications of available ICT in both developed and underdeveloped countries in the fight against digital divide. The major contribution to literature is by drawing…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Information Technology, Developed Nations
Perez, Dennis Derne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to explore the academic and social experiences of digital natives at Patrick Harrison High School (pseudonym) located in southern California. The research questions addressing the study were: (a) What are digital natives' academic and social experiences; (b) How does feeling understood…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, High School Students, Learning Experience, Teacher Student Relationship
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Yong, Su-Ting – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore gender differences among digital native students in mathematics learning and gaming. A quantitative dominant mixed methods approach was employed in which quantitative surveys [174 students] and qualitative interviews [eight students, eight parents and six teachers] were administered concurrently. Data…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Technological Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Watson, Ian Robert – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2013
This research builds upon the discourse surrounding digital natives. A literature review into the digital native phenomena was undertaken and found that researchers are beginning to identify the digital native as not one cohesive group but of individuals influenced by other factors. Primary research by means of questionnaire survey of technologies…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Technology Uses in Education, Media Literacy, Statistical Analysis
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Ursavas, Ömer Faruk; Kabakçi Yurdakul, Isil; Türk, Mesut; Mcilroy, David – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
With reference to the digital natives' debate, there is a gap on digital natives' characteristics. To fill this gap, the Digital Natives Assessment Scale was developed to measure students' assessment of the degree to which they perceived themselves to possess the attributes of digital natives. The scale was developed within the Turkish language…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Preservice Teachers, Technology Uses in Education
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Thompson, Penny – Education and Information Technologies, 2015
Eight university students from the "digital native" generation were interviewed about the connections they saw between technology use and learning, and also their reactions to the popular press claims about their generation. Themes that emerged from the interviews were coded to show patterns in how digital natives describe themselves.…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Generational Differences
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Petrovic, Otto – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
Digital Natives are raised with computers and the Internet, which are a familiar part of their daily life. To gain insights into their attitude and behavior, methods and media for empirical research face new challenges like gamification, context oriented embedded research, integration of multiple data sources, and the increased importance of…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technological Literacy, Grounded Theory, Health
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Berman, Ronald; Hassell, Deliesha – Journal of Educators Online, 2014
The Doctoral Community Network (DC) is a learner driven, scholarly community designed to help online doctoral learners successfully complete their dissertation and program of study. While digital natives grew up in an environment immersed in technology, digital immigrants adapted to this environment through their ability to learn and adjust to…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Electronic Learning, Higher Education
Martin, Ellen Marie Peterson – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Education is witnessing an increasing demand for technology use in the classroom. At the same time, new teachers are entering the profession in high numbers, some being labeled as "Digital Natives" while others are labeled "Digital Immigrants". This qualitative case study investigated the technology practices of Digital Native and Digital…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teacher Effectiveness, Technology Integration, Data Analysis
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Kivunja, Charles – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Marck Prensky, an authority on teaching and learning especially with the aid of Information and Communication Technologies, has referred to 21st century children born after 1980 as "Digital Natives". This paper reviews literature of leaders in the field to shed some light on theoretical perspectives of how Digital Natives learn and how…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Computer Literacy, Learning Theories, Educational Theories
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