digital native

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digital native

n
(Computer Science) informal a person who has been familiar with information technology since childhood. Compare digital immigrant, analogue3
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Schools are obliged to engage this generation of digital natives, focus on developing communication skills and empowering their students to actively learn.
These kids are digital natives, and we are the immigrants,'' DeAmicis said.
Digital natives spend their formative years communicating via e-mail and instant messages, get their news from MTV, and have made video gaming the most lucrative entertainment form in the world.
Some people might say that, even though this information is neat and interesting, traditional learning methods have become traditional because they work; the digital natives can change things after we digital immigrants retire and they take over.
The hokiest element of all is a chart Palfrey and Gasser draw of the various actors they believe can help Digital Natives navigate their digital lives.
On the other, in the wake of a found that a third of young people European Commission report that were not prepared to pay for online services such as music and video downloads, EU commissioner Viviane Reding concluded: "To release the economic potential of these digital natives, we must make access to digital content an easy and fair game.
These digital natives hold great potential for Europe s growth.
The trio is part of a do-it-yourself movement of digital natives working to drag government kicking and screaming into the transparent, fully searchable Internet age.
The digital natives in every country are trawling the Internet for the latest music, video, games and news," he said.
In a country of almost 30 million where 40 per cent of the population are Arabic speaking digital natives - there has been a rapid increase in global media and consultancies competing to do business with local companies and brands in their native language, said the report.
The authors provide a comprehensive overview of many of the digital technologies that currently exist, the ways in which Digital Natives differ because of their unprecedented use and familiarity with digital technologies, the legal implications that arise with the use of new digital technologies, as well as considerations for parents and educators who find themselves encountering a digital world with which they are unfamiliar.
Most users of IT today are digital natives," he says.

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