Read the following excerpt from “Understanding digital kids (DKs): Technology & learning in the new digital landscape,” an article regarding learning today:
Recently, there were two recent cover
stories in Time Magazine: Their conclusion was that children today are
different. In fact, based on what we now know from the neurosciences and
psychological sciences, what we’re now beginning to understand is that
children today are FUNDAMENTALLY different than we are in the way they
think, in the way they access, absorb, interpret, process and use
information, and in the way they view, interact, and communicate in the
modern world because of their experiences with digital technologies. If
this is the case, it holds profound implications for all of us
personally and professionally (Jukes, 2008, p. 14).
Reflect on this selection and respond to the following questions:
- What are your thoughts on this statement?
- Do you feel today’s learner has a different way of learning than in the past? Defend your position.
- In your future role, how will you use this information?
- What implications does this have for your future role?