Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants Part 1

  title={Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants Part 1},
  author={Marc Prensky},
  journal={on The Horizon},
  • M. Prensky
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Sociology
  • on The Horizon
Part one of this paper highlights how students today think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors, as a result of being surrounded by new technology. The author compares these “digital natives” with the older generation who are learning and adopting new technology naming them “digital immigrants”. 
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