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Digital Natives

Who are they?  Are they so different than other generations?

  • born after 1980.
  • user of technology from early age
  • write, interact, produce new content, remix content, and  socialize with technology.online as a part of life never known a life without technology
Get a closer look at some digital natives.

Digital Natives Project

The Digital Natives Project  is an interdisciplinary collaboration of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen.  The project's aim is to understand and support young people as they grow up in a digital age.   A variety of methods was used to investigate a range of themes pertaining to young people and their use of technologies.  The results of their research are documents in a variety of ways ranging from academic publications to hands-on legal, educational, and technological interventions.

Howard Gardner founder of multiple intelligence theory discusses the ethical  issues students face in the digital world and  challenges educators face as they work with these students.