Born Digital: Time for a Rethink


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Presentation given at the NetIKX workshop "Digital native or Digital immigrant - does it matter" held on January 28th, 2013, London.


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Born digital: time for a rethink 28th January 2013, NetIKX:

Born digital: time for a rethink 28 th January 2013, NetIKX Karen Blakeman, RBA Information Services [email protected] , Twitter: @ karenblakeman This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf :,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf 17/11/2013 2

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BBC News - 'Computer games keep me mentally active' : 17/11/2013 6

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How do we search? How do we learn? Dependent on what is available at the time Pre-Internet some questions not even asked - too expensive and difficult to research Ask people Rethink how we search? 17/11/2013 7

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17/11/2013 8 L66J BMR& DSWQ IN1&1 vs.


Image Conscious: how pre-teens search the web by Nicola McNee on Prezi 17/11/2013 9

Google Swirl (now gone):

Google Swirl (now gone) 17/11/2013 10

Google Wonderwheel (now gone!):

Google Wonderwheel (now gone!) 17/11/2013 11

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Just because we are brought up with books and know how to read does not mean we automatically know how to use the literature for research, identify relevant publications or how to cite references. Whether we use film or digital cameras we still have to learn about composition, focal length, shutter speed etc to get the best photographs. We all have to learn how to use Google search features effectively to make sure we are getting the best results. 17/11/2013 17

Everything is on the web?:

Everything is on the web? Original TV coverage of the storming of the Bastille Podcast of Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg address not an actor but THE Abraham Lincoln Photo of the baby Jesus with Joseph and Mary (9 year old asked “Why didn’t the shepherds or wise men take photos with their phones?”) 17/11/2013 18

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Digital exclusion:

Digital exclusion Internet Access - Households and Individuals, 2012 : In 2012, 21 million households in Great Britain (80 per cent) had Internet access  5.2 million households without Internet access BBC News - A third of poorest pupils 'without internet at home' Overall, most children (89%) can get on to the internet via a computer at home In the poorest households 29% had no computer, 36% had no internet A total of 750,000 school age children living in households with no internet, and some 650,000 without a computer 17/11/2013 20

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UK teenagers without the internet are 'educationally disadvantaged' - University of Oxford : 17/11/2013 21

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Are we right to be concerned about Millennials and is it for the right reason? Theknowledgecore's Blog Twitter, Wikis and blogging not necessarily second nature Lack of analytical skills & critical thinking? Brought up in an environment where everyone’s a winner? Spoon fed throughout the education process? 17/11/2013 24

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“Could it be that this super generation is actually about to become Kryptonite around the necks of resilient thinking organisations?  Each generation will make its own unique mark on society, but maybe, just maybe, the Millennials are adrift from the needs of the environment.... .....It begs the question, one that applies to many other countries, are UK Millennials as personally resilient as they need to be to succeed in the modern world?” David Griffiths, “Are we right to be concerned about Millennials and is it for the right reason?” 17/11/2013 25

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