Posts Tagged ‘Net Gen’

2. Are we Net Gen, too?

February 27, 2008

photo-48x48.pngBlog your answers to the focus questions in ‘Are we Net Gen, too?’ in the Who are the Net Gen? module, here.

What elements of Net Gen behaviour do you see in yourself? Do you find yourself switching more and more between tasks rather than focusing on just one? Are you less tolerant of lack of information? Poor information? Sloooooooow information? Are you searching less for one type of format (e.g., journals) and more for ‘the answer’ regardless of format? (i.e., a legitimate-looking website will do …) If you want to know more, check out the CIBER report that examines the Information behaviour of the researcher of the future (pdf).

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2. What makes a Net Gen?

February 27, 2008

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Blog your answers to the focus questions in ‘What makes a Net Gen’ in the Who are the Net Gen? module, here.

Who do you think the Net Gen are? Are they the same as the ‘Y’ generation? What age group are they? Are ‘their’ learning styles different from ‘ours’? Is this is all just a load of old baloney and a moral panic over nothing?

What characterises their attitudes towards

  • Information?
  • Community?
  • Collaboration?
  • Communication?
  • Choice?
  • Complexity?

What makes a ‘net’ generation? Is it age or ways of behaving online, regardless of age? Does actually growing up with Web 2.0 technologies actually make any difference? Write down your thoughts, discuss with a partner or small group in the class, or blog it!

2. Who are the Net Gen?

February 27, 2008

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Place any general responses you have to the module What is Web 2.0? here.