Educating the Net Generation: A Handbook of Findings for Practice and Policy is now available to download. The title is very academic...after all...support for the original work was provided by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Ltd, an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
Well worth the read...some findings thrilled me...while others confounded me. I do wonder.is this Australian specific or applies in other countries? Any students or faculty care to comment?
- They found little evidence that technology usage patterns can be explained primarily on the basis of broad generational differences – dispelling the digital natives versus digital immigrants argument.
- reference information, and email. Web 2.0 technologies such as blogs and wikis were used by a small proportion of students and while there was evidence that social networking, digital file sharing and podcasting were popular among a minority of students, very few students were regularly using technologies such as social bookmarking.
- many students recognised or gained unexpected benefits from their exposure to the ideas and experiences of other students that were shared using Web 2.0 technologies. The use of publishing and information sharing tools, such as wikis, blogs and photo sharing sites, positively impacted on many students’ engagement with the subject material, their peers and the general learning community.
- Never assume
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"Surround yourself with people who can argue with you and question your assumptions" a quote from Doris Kearns Goodwin about Abe Lincoln's leadership approach. The agile approach seems to fit : see Leadership in an (almost) Agile world.
Great ideas do come from questions, differing opinions and testing assumptions. Think of all the times you've questioned (or wanted to question) in your work environment. Think of all the times you've wanted to make a comment in a meeting, during a code review, when new features where being vetted, when someone was explaining how something is supposed to work, during a training session, on an article or blog post you are reading. What's stopping you?