A Survey on Digital Immigrants’ Technology Usage and Practice in Teaching Digital Natives

Dipima Buragohain

Abstract


The widespread use of digital technologies by digital natives has put a considerable amount of pressure on their educators, who are mostly digital immigrants, to recognize the relevance of digital connectivity, learn new ways of thinking and processing information of the digital natives, and integrate it into their teaching environments. The current study looks into these aspects while discussing the technology usage and practice of digital immigrant educators in higher education. A survey was conducted with a structured questionnaire on the technology usage and teaching strategies implemented by the digital immigrant educators to teach digital natives in higher education. The findings reported that digital immigrant educators must be accustomed to the a) diverse needs of digital native students and b) use and applications of digital technologies in order to create and practice interactive and collaborative teaching environments.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ire.v8i1.15560

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