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Engaging Digital Natives: An Ecological Investigation
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, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil ; , University of Central Florida, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Drawing on the ecological perspective and on learning principles viewed as being typical for today’s digital generation, this presentation reports on research conducted with 300 students to suggest that young people rely on technology to organize, and reorganize their own world experience, which involves participation, agency, and reinterpretation of actions and conceptions. Our findings also indicate that, although technology resources are embedded in students’ practice, it is not a significant part of their formal education.

Citation

Braga, J. & Gunter, G. (2010). Engaging Digital Natives: An Ecological Investigation. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1608-1611). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 6, 2021 from .

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