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ERIC Number: EJ969333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2042-7530
Digital Natives Revisited: Developing Digital Wisdom in the Modern University
Harris, David
E-Learning and Digital Media, v9 n2 p173-182 2012
The seminal work of Prensky on "digital natives" and "digital wisdom" is used to launch a broader discussion on the relations between electronic communication, higher education, and popular and elite culture. Prensky's critics commonly contrast his polarisations and generational divisions with a more complex picture of types of engagement with electronic communication. However, their own approaches can also be seen as implying a number of less obvious but still important issues about education and culture. Having restored complexity to those areas too, the discussion ends with a consideration of practices in university teaching which attempt to manage complexity for educational purposes, and develop the more positive sides of electronic technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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