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IJEEEE 2014 Vol.4(2): 102-105 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2014.V4.311

Born Digital: Are They Really Digital Natives?

Su-Ting Yong and Peter Gates
Abstract— The aim of this study was to explore the pre-university students’ experience in using digital technology and investigate if they are classified as Digital Native. Data was collected using a questionnaire and 135 pre-university students participated in this study. It was found that female students expressed more frequent use of cell phone for calling/ texting and listen to music, compared to male students. However, male students play computer games more often than female students. It was also found that students are heavy Internet users and most of them have full access to smart phone, mobile computer and broadband Internet. Generally, the pre-university students are digital natives but surprisingly, female students are characterized to be more digital natives.

Index Terms— Digital native, digital technologies, Internet, multitasking.

Su-Ting Yong is with the The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia (e-mail: Su-Ting.Yong@nottingham.edu.my).
Peter Gates is with School of Education, The University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham NG8 1BB (e-mail: Peter.Gates@nottingham.ac.uk).

Cite: Su-Ting Yong and Peter Gates, " Born Digital: Are They Really Digital Natives?," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 102-105, 2014.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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