Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Scholars continue to debate the importance of Prensky’s (2001) Digital Native/Immigrant distinction (Bennett, Maton, & Kervin, 2008). The proposed study will add empirical data to this debate by comparing large samples of Digital Natives to Digital Immigrant peers enrolled in an educational foundations course. These groups of students will be compared on traditional academic measures. Additionally, groups will be compared according to the degree to which their ratings of peer-authored wiki text entries align with ratings generated by course instructors. In addition to providing empirical data for the Digital Native/Immigrant debate, the proposed study’s findings may also help instructors understand some of the differences in the ways in which traditional and non-traditional aged students interact with Web 2.0 learning environments.
Baker, P., Xiao, Y. & Kidd, J. (2010). Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants: A Comparison across Course Tasks and Delivery Methodologies. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1322-1329). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).