digital native

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digital native

A person born in the digital age who is thoroughly familiar and comfortable with computers and electronic devices since childhood. Contrast with digital immigrant. See digital literacy.
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These days, the empirical evidence and critical understanding around this issue have moved on to the extent that we do not hear too much about digital immigrants.
While this study shows that orthopedically disabled digital natives do not encounter many problems while using the Internet during their free time, disabled digital immigrants spoke of their need for education because of their lack of technological skills and knowledge.
Their mentors, the digital immigrants , are those who came to technology later in life and who started to use technology at an advanced age, he said.
Digital natives and some digital immigrants use various forms of social media frequently and tapping into these as a resource for education is important.
Reality demands, especially in the case of digital immigrants and in the classroom, the taking advantage of the emerging devices and their pedagogical potential that identify videogames with media or tools for socio-cultural construction that have to be introduced in learning spaces (Aragon, 2011).
Whether we are ready to admit it or not, digital natives have different comprehension skills from digital immigrants.
Conversely, digital immigrants were introduced to and adopted technology at a later point in their life.
Unlike the "digital natives" who grew up with the increasing pervasiveness of digital technology and its rapid pace of change, many of the senior executives in consumer packaged goods (CPG) today, from a retailer and a manufacturer perspective, are self-admitted digital immigrants who find themselves challenged to stay abreast of the transformational impact of digital technology.
This is the first generation to grow up completely within the age of the internet and have come to be known as digital natives, while earlier generations are digital immigrants.
Prensky's (2001) distinction between digital natives and digital immigrants is sometimes cited (Barter & Abdulabbas, 2012; Haynes, 2010; Smikle, 2013; Stockwell, 2010) as a theoretical underpinning in this regard.
The Colorado colleges were confronting a conundrum: curriculum had been designed by digital immigrants, many of whom came of age when electric typewriters qualified as high tech.
For digital immigrants of a certain age, being able to adjust the type size is a distinct advantage.

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