[Asis-l] I_nside Higher Ed_ : Understanding Students Who Were ‘Born Digital’

gerrymck gerry.mckiernan at gmail.com
Sat Oct 4 21:49:08 EDT 2008


Interview with authors of Born Digital: Understanding the First
Generation of Digital Natives


_Inside Higher Ed_ Oct. 2 2008

Understanding Students Who Were 'Born Digital'

Kids these days! If the technologies students use — and sometimes
abuse — add up to an overwhelming jumble for some professors who teach
them, John Palfrey and Urs Gasser have written a book that they hope
will bridge the generation gap, at least when it comes to an
understanding of the different habits, learning styles and ideas about
privacy attributed to so-called "digital natives." Their book, Born
Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives (Basic
Books, 2008), covers a lot of the territory mined at Harvard
University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society where Palfrey is a
faculty director, and is part of its ongoing Digital Natives project.
Palfrey, a professor and vice dean at Harvard Law School and Gasser, a
professor of law at the University of St. Gallen, in Switzerland, and
a Berkman fellow, answered questions via e-mail on whether professors
should ban Internet from the classroom, the ongoing evolution of
libraries, and whether students are learning differently thanks to new


[ http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/10/02/digital ]


Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University Library
Ames IA 50011

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