14 February 2007

Are university students digital natives?

[All the credit for this post should go to the folks at TemplateData for spotting this first!]

A team at the University of Melbourne has released a report that looks at just what kind of technology First Year students (Freshman) are using and how they are using it.

The aim of First year students' experience with technology: are they really digital natives was to empirically document incoming first-year University students' experiences with an array of established and emerging technologies and technology-based tools.

A study of 2000 students was carried out at The University of Melbourne in March 2006, and a preliminary report of findings was presented to the Melbourne Experience Committee in September 2006.