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Educating the Digital Natives

A look at techniques we can use to educate today's college student.

Jason Lively

on 17 November 2009

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Transcript of Educating the Digital Natives

Educating the Digital Natives
Who are the digital natives?
How do they communicate?
How do they hunt and gather?
How do we interact with them
What has worked for others
Google Reader
What do they want
What can we do
Primarily offspring of the baby boomers.

Also known as ....
"The Millenials",
"Generation Y",
"echo boomers" or
"Generation Next"
Who are the digital natives?
Those marked with an increased use and familiarity with communications, media, and digital technologies.
use a social network!
Social media is a fundamental shift in the way we communicate.
More than 1.5 million pieces of content are shared on Facebook EACH DAY.
100 million Facebook users were added in less than 9 months.
If Facebook were a country it would be the 4th largest in the world.
18% over 500 times a day
45% over 250 times a day
That is over 182,000 text-messages in a year.
If you don't sleep, you would need to send a text message every 3 minutes; just to keep up.
Youtube has over 100 milliion videos!
... is "old-school", some schools have even stopped providing students with accounts.
When asked "how do you get your news or information?" .....

....students tended to respond with..."the internet"
search the tweets
They prefer for professors to email them.
Don't text them, unless they text you first.
Facebook works, but let them send the request.
"facebook is not a waste of time... ...it is how we communicate"
tweet... to keep them informed
facebook to network
linkedin to network
Collaborate with Google docs
try the tools & learn from others
Social sites engage students.
Engagement is important to achievement.
Catch their attention, increase participation, and prepare them for communication in the new media landscape.
of companies are using LinkedIn as their primary tool to find employees.
54% of bloggers post content or tweet daily.
Encourage a "backchannel".
Facilitate it.
Learn from it.
Don Christian....
"influence", are you listening?
Doug Hughs... "28% student engagement"
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