Marc Prensky defines the term digital natives, referring to people who were born after digital computers were popular.
He claims that they process information in fundamentally different ways.
Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.
But in my experience in teaching I have not seen much differences from so-called "digital immigrants".
I'm more inclined to believe that digital natives are less technologically adept because they have only encountered fully functional "magic boxes" and locked down products like the iPad aren't very helpful.
Is there a study of this phenomenon and does it even make sense?