Write this down: Labels like “digital immigrants” and “digital natives”— and the connotations that they carry—do more harm than good in conversations about changing learning spaces.
The next time you find yourself afraid that the “overuse” of technology is a harbinger of the end of civilization as we know it, calm down. It is. But behind those screens you might very well be surprised to find people who pursue their passion in a way that makes them most productive.
If we call an initiative by the name of the strategy, rather than the results we hope to see, will we actually achieve the end goal?