Prenksy’s article (2001) discusses the changing culture and learning styles of the digital age and how education must be changed in order to meet these changing needs. The mindmap below is a summary of the vast differences between digital natives and digital immigrants in their learning styles and attitudes towards technology. Prensky’s description of digital immigrants and natives is while somewhat accurate, is quite genearlised and doesnt leave much room for differentiation, or reflect an accurate picture of society.
Prenksy (2001) suggests that all digital natives have spent their lives growing up around multiple forms of technology and are there for technologically savvy. This does not take into account those growing up in socio economically disadvantaged areas with limited access to technology. It also suggests that all digital natives are able to multi task, being able to complete tasks while surfing the net and chatting to friends on Facebook. It also suggests that they find information easier access through a non linear style such as hyper-links. This however does not take into account different learning styles.
Prensky, M. (2001). Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf