Questioning the net generation: A collaborative project in Australian higher education

Gregor Kennedy, Kerri Lee Krause, Kathleen Gray, Terry Judd, Susan Bennett, Karl Maton, Barney Dalgarno, Andrea Bishop

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Abstract

This paper describes a project, which has been supported by the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, that aims to identify how the technologybased tools of a new generation of students can be successfully used by higher education. Recent commentaries propose that Universities are ill-equipped to educate a new generation of learners whose sophisticated use of emerging technologies is incompatible with current teaching practice. This project will investigate this proposed gap between learners' and teachers' use of technologies and identify the implications for higher education. This paper presents the rationale of the project, highlighting its critical stance on current notions of the 'Net Generation'. The three phases of the project - Investigation, Implementation and Dissemination - are then described. The project will be undertaken as a collaboration between staff at The University of Melbourne, the University of Wollongong and Charles Sturt University. In the final stages of the project, members of the ascilite community will be able to participate in practical workshops based on the lessons we have learned from questioning the 'Net Generation'.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Subtitle of host publicationWho's Learning? Whose Technology? ASCILITE 2006
EditorsLina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear, Peter Reimann
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherASCILTE
Pages413-417
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781920898564
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Who's Learning? Whose Technology?" - ASCILITE 2006 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 3 Dec 20066 Dec 2006

Publication series

NameASCILITE 2006 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Volume1

Conference

Conference23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Who's Learning? Whose Technology?" - ASCILITE 2006
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period3/12/066/12/06

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