Who Are the Digital Natives?

  • Alexei DingliEmail author
  • Dylan Seychell


We are increasingly realising that the exposure of children and young people to technology is strongly affecting the way in which society develops. Individuals, who do not find the complexity of the digital era and constant updates in the field of technology problematic, are generally referred to as ‘Digital Natives (DNs). This notion was introduced by Marc Prensky [254] when he defined the gap in the way these two generations deal with computers and the Internet. Prensky’s essays [256] [254] discuss the concept of Digital Natives and Immigrants in the education context but this book takes it even further.


Mobile Device Native Speaker Desktop Computer Mobile Technology Digital Native 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Malta MsidaMalta
  2. 2.St. Martin’s Institute of Higher Education Il-HamrunMalta

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