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Educational Technology Vol. 54, No. 4 (2014) pp. 3–15
The author proposes that today's existing, world-wide curriculum--based on offering roughly the same math, language arts, science, and social studies to all--is not what is required for the future, and is hurting rather than helping the world's...
Educational Leadership Vol. 63, No. 4 (2006) pp. 8–13
"Digital natives" refer to today's students because they are native speakers of technology, fluent in the digital language of computers, video games, and the Internet. Those who were not born into the digital world are referred to as digital...
EDUCAUSE Review Vol. 40, No. 5 (2005)
In this article, the author contends that there are three types of students: (1) students who are truly self-motivated; (2) students who go through the motions; and (3) students who "tune out." It is the latter group that is the most challenging for ...
Educational Leadership Vol. 65, No. 6 (March 2008) pp. 40–45
In the past, many children knew little of the world outside their neighborhoods. It was the job of education to enlighten children, to lead them out of ignorance into knowledge. Today's students are different. They grow up connected to the world...
Italian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 18, No. 2 (Jan 01, 2010) p. 17
This is the translation of a paper by Marc Prensky, the originator of the famous metaphor digital natives - digital immigrants. Here, ten years after the birth of that successful metaphor, Prensky outlines that, while the distinction between digital ...
Educational Leadership Vol. 70, No. 6 (March 2013) pp. 22–27
Technology is an extension of the brain; it is a new way of thinking. It is the solution humans have created to deal with the difficult new context of variability, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Wise integration of evolving and powerful...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Vol. 2016, No. 1 (2016)
Today, what the world offers our kids as education is pretty much the same everywhere — albeit with a wide range of quality and success. I call it “Plan A” education — it’s what all of us experienced. It is based on an “academic model” with the goal ...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning Vol. 2016, No. 1
E-Learn 2016 Keynote
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning Vol. 2015, No. 1 (2015)
Global education needs, a New Goal, a New Pedagogy, and a New sense of What is Important to Teach. The new goal, says Prensky is "becoming" rather than "learning" — becoming a good, capable, world-improving person. Learning is one means to becoming, ...