Beyond natives and immigrants: exploring types of net generation students

  title={Beyond natives and immigrants: exploring types of net generation students},
  author={Gregor E. Kennedy and Terry S. Judd and Barney Dalgarno and Jenny Waycott},
  journal={J. Comput. Assist. Learn.},
Previously assumed to be a homogenous and highly skilled group with respect to information and communications technology, the so-called Net Generation has instead been shown to possess a diverse range of technology skills and preferences. To better understand this diversity, we subjected data from 2096 students aged between 17 and 26 from three Australian universities to a cluster analysis. Through this analysis, we identified four distinct types of technology users: power users (14% of sample… 

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