Thursday, October 28, 2010

Feed the Head - New learners

Feed the Head is a web-based activity that is a good example of the difference between Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants. Digital Immigrants quickly get frustrated because there are no instructions, no manual to read and no logical sequence that appears to unfold. They try all the normal things and when nothing seems to work they quickly give up and move on. Digital Natives, however, quickly learn what creates a reaction, what series of actions create a sequence and in what order things have to be done in order to complete the task. They are used to picking up new technology and experimenting until they work out how it woks. Try for yourself. See whether you would be classified are a native or immigrant.

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