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IJEEEE 2014 Vol.4(2): 146-150 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2014.V4.320

Who Are We Teaching? The Learning Expectations of “Digital Tribes” in the Classroom

Cameron H. Guthrie
Abstract— Today’s students have grown up with interactive, network based multimedia technologies. They have been labeled the “net generation” and “digital natives” and it is claimed that they learn differently to previous generations. Recent research has questioned the homogeneity of this generation. Our study examined how students in the same classroom differ in their preferences for learning technologies. Using cluster analysis, we find that one class of business school students breaks down into three distinct groups according to their level of use of innovative technologies and their learning styles. Technology matters for some students, but not for all.

Index Terms— Digital natives, learning preferences, net generation.

C. H. Guthrie is with the Toulouse Business School, Toulouse, 31068 cedex France (e-mail: c.guthrie@ tbs-education.fr).

Cite: Cameron H. Guthrie, " Who Are We Teaching? The Learning Expectations of “Digital Tribes” in the Classroom," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 146-150, 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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