The digital native is a myth

A 2011 review for the Higher Education Academy in York, UK, put it bluntly, as the first of its executive-summary conclusions: “There is no evidence that there is a single new generation of young students entering Higher Education and the terms Net Generation and Digital Native do not capture the processes of change that are taking place”.

Well, duh, I could have told them that. Younger people do use technology in different ways to older people thats for sure. They use tech in odd ways, in ways that you wouldn’t expect. I have met young people who use tech in astonishing ways, however I have also met others who havent a clue. I think it’s time we stopped forcing lazy stereotypes on people. People are just people, some are good with new stuff, and some aren’t.

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