Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants
Marc Prensky 2001 On the Horizon v9 no8
This article deals with the difference between digital natives, the generation that grew up with video games and computers and digital immigrants, people who have started using computers as adults. The digital natives are used to instant gratification, hyperlinked information, and the need for rapid reflexes and many of them are in school at some level being taught by digital immigrants, who are used to learning from books and communicating by phone. People who want to teach Digital Natives need to figure out how they think and adjust there methods. The author is a big proponent of good educational video games.