Focus on The Internet & Social Media

Digital natives – the lost generation? – Part II of II

Children and adolescents today grow up in the field of two conflicting worlds: the real and the digital one (see also Part I of this article).Although new media offer opportunities, dealing with them is difficult for children and poses completely new challenges especially for teachers, educators and parents. The couple Winfried and Astrid Brüning, who […] Read on...

Digital natives – the lost generation? – Part I of II

Young people born after 1980 are often referred to as “digital natives” in academic literature, because they grew up with computers and the Internet just as naturally as other generations did with water, electricity and later the television.1) “The term digital native is derived from the term native speaker and illustrates the fact that one […] Read on...

E-Learning or still better Old School?

In many countries of the world, schools are still closed and home schooling is on the agenda. E-learning has now made its entrance in most families. Only a few schools provide their students with analogue learning material and E-learning is celebrated as the means of choice and state of the art in this time of […] Read on...