Young people are desperate for learning that is relevant

Mimi Ito says:

parents more often than not have a negative view of the role of the Internet in learning, but young people almost always have a positive one

Young people are desperate for learning that is relevant and part of the fabric of their social lives, where they are making choices about how, when, and what to learn, without it all being mapped for them in advance

via http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/03/what-teens-get-about-the-internet-that-parents-dont/273852

2 Responses to “Young people are desperate for learning that is relevant”

  1. I agree that some parents thoughts are negative of the internet but many parents are thankful for it. As we get older technology is constantly changing. The positive thinkers will bridge the gap between the younger and older generations. Let’s face it times are different and if we plan to work smarter not harder why not get used to the internet?

  2. I believe the human race developed because it adapted its technologies. As a teacher and grandmother I embrace the internet and believe it is attitude not age that determines your hunger for knowledge. We can all engage with social developments in communication and learning

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