Adventures in E-Learning and Digital Culture

My Digital Artifact – A Souvenir #edcmooc February 27, 2013

Digital Artifact #edcmooc


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Hope you enjoy my artifact as much as I enjoyed making it.


Digital Native Envy February 9, 2013

Filed under: Week One #edcmooc — essgarland @ 9:36 pm
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Completely enjoyed Marc Prensky’s metaphors for pre and post digital generations.  They explain a lot about the difference in learning styles between my teens and I.   The school education they received in NZ is, in the main, Digital Immigrant-taught (versus their self-taught digital one). I realise now, intuitively (and desperately), I adopted a Digital Translator role locating a range of multi-dimensional learning techniques to support, cajole and incentivise my bored Natives through their finals.

If I am honest, I really, really want to be a Digital Native – fast, savvy, hyper-texting as I multitask, gaming and networking and expounding all manner of technical terminology – all accent free, of course.  The Digital Immigrant sounds, by comparison, like a rusty, old tractor ploughing around in a land long forgotten.

Twelve years on and I am hopeful Prensky now offers a more flexible continuum where Digital Immigrants can (l)earn their way towards Nativehood. Digital Translator could be a useful addition offering some dignity to those working at the interface? From #edcmooc discussions there seems valid resistance to tying citizenship to a birth date.