Technology and Culture

Native and Immigrant Comparison


We are all natives to at least one place and perspective, which means we are all immigrants to many other places and perspectives. Understanding a Digital Immigrant’s experience is crucial to understanding your audience’s perspective for both parts of your project.

Think about your own experiences with technology and compare them to the main ideas you identified in “Are you a Digital Native?” and “Antisocial Networking?”

  • Choose a quotation from either “Are you a Digital Native?” or “Antisocial Networking?” that explains the experience of a Digital Native or a Digital Immigrant and write a few sentences in reaction to that quotation:
    • Do you agree or disagree with the author?
    • Why or why not?
    • What evidence might you look for in order to support your ideas?
  • When you finish, choose two more quotations and write about your reactions to them before the next lesson.

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