James Paul Gee says in his 2003 book that learning is both frustrating and life-enhancing. One doesn't have to look very far in this community to see how that quote applies!
We are all, well with the a few notable exceptions, frustrated when we begin. The mountain seems so insurmountable. And yet, when we crest the peak...our lives are so enhanced!
The technology available to us, both here and elsewhere, has so many applications in the education of the natives we teach. I am alluding to Prensky of course. What he doesn't sketch out is a good description for the likes of WebcastAcademy Interns. I propose another term: illegal aliens.
So following his logic, and possibly extending it, there are these groups in societies now: industrial settlers, digital natives, digital aliens.
What think ye?
Sorry Illya, I didn't realise it didn't publish my name...Durff