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Are teachers better at using technology than students?

Posted on 06 Nov 2014 with 0 comments
Digital literacy ICT in education Teacher capacity

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Computers and technology have changed the way we work, communicate and learn. The current generation of students have grown up with technology; they are accustomed to multitasking and communicating mainly through technology. Given their ability to adopt and adapt to new technologies, for a long time now there has been a popular view that students are more ‘tech savvy’ than their teachers. A recent paper, titled ‘An investigation of middle school science teachers and students use of technology inside and outside of classrooms: considering whether digital natives are more technology savvy than their teachers’, sought to investigate the notion that so-called “digital natives” are more experienced in the use of technology than the “digital immigrants”.


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