4 thoughts on “Digital Mismatch – don’t be fooled by the socks… this is serious stuff

  1. The digital generation may not need the supports that those that are not digital natives need. There needs to be a balance, at least for the time being, of faculty and students working toward the goal of digital literacy. Eventually, everyone will be digital natives and this question may become irrelevant. But for now, if the ultimate goal of any instruction is to see students become successful, then we need a “give it all to help them succeed” approach.

    • Honestly, the whole “digital native” tag is falling a bit short for me. Being digitally fluent is like being able read or write – it must be taught/forced/encouraged/developed/challenged/shared. My daughters could all speak English by the time they were two… native speakers. But even my new HS grad needs more growth in her reading & writing. Anyway, my point it, this isn’t going to go away. These are new skills that must be taught.

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