Digital Learners in Higher Education: Generation is Not the Issue (September 2010, preprint)…

“a comprehensive review of the research and popular literature on the topic and an empirical study at one postsecondary institution in Canada suggest there are no meaningful generational differences in how learners say they use ICTs or their perceived behavioural characteristics. The study also concluded that the post-secondary students at the institution in question use a limited set of information and communication technologies”

“our review of the popular and academic literature shows that there is no empirical support for the most prevalent claims in […] the impact of this use on how this generation accesses and uses information, how they interact socially and how they learn; and the unique behavioural characteristics and learning styles of this generation.”

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