This morning I suggested to a colleague that 2008 was becoming a year of the net generation backlash… by which I mean all the hype about the net generation is now being questioned. Early this week I read: Digital natives’ debate: A critical review of the evidence, which comes hot-on-the-heels of discovering this blog: Net Gen Nonsense.
It’s a topic I’ve touch on before here in other posts… see:
- Net-savvy (especially CIBER Report)
- A portal to media literacy “[Wesch] argues that the media environment (YouTube, facebook, Wikis etc) is so new that there are no digital natives and that students don’t know how to use this stuff to learn”
- Missing net generation