Educating the Net generation

I’m enjoying reading “Educating the Net Generation,” edited by Diana Oblinger and James Oblinger (Educause, 2005). Fifteen chapters, each written by a separate expert, address topics including faculty development for the Net generation, curricula designed to meet 21-st century expectations, how students use technology, and using technology as a learning tool, not just the cool new thing.
“Having grown up with widespread access to technology, the Net Gen is able to intuitively use a variety of IT devices and navigate the Internet,” the editors write. “The Net Gen are more visually literate than previous generations. . . .They are able to weave together images, text, and sound in a natural way. Their ability to move between the real and the virtual is instantaneous, expanding their literacy well beyond text.”
The book-length study is available for free download, either in separate chapters or as one mighty big PDF.


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