Digital natives: where is the evidence?
Generational differences are seen as the cause of wide shifts in our ability to engage with technologies and the concept of the digital native has gained popularity in certain areas of policy and practice. This paper provides evidence, through the analysis of a nationally representative survey in the UK, that generation is only one of the predictors of advanced interaction with the Internet. Breadth of use, experience, gender and educational levels are also important, indeed some cases more i...Expand abstract
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- The full-text of this article is not available in ORA, but you may be able to access the article via the publisher copy link on this record page. Citation: Helsper, E. J. & Eynon, R. (2010). 'Digital natives: where is the evidence?', British Educational Research Journal 36(3), 503-520. [Available at http://www.informaworld.com/].