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Born Digital – Part Three

In this post, I will discuss the results of using the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) to analyze the interview data in my study and the conclusions about students and the adoption and use of distance technology-enhanced learning. The analysis found that “social influence” had an insignificant influence, “performance expectancy” had… Continue Reading Born Digital – Part Three


Born Digital – Part Two

The literature on Digital Natives addresses three themes: a skill-divided generation, what about technology is important, and what technology is important. A skill-divided generation refers to a non-homogeneous generation of technology users that are composed of power users, basic users, regular users, and irregular users. Power users represent the smallest percentage of this generation, basic… Continue Reading Born Digital – Part Two

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Born Digital – Part One

Born somewhere between 1979 and 2002, the majority of NMC’s current students fall in the generational stereotype of “Digital Native”: never knowing life without computers, video games, cell phones (smartphones), and cloud computing. Assumptions abound about how this generation relates to technology, uses technology, and adopts it for personal or educational use. There is also… Continue Reading Born Digital – Part One