WHO ARE THE DIGITAL NATIVES?
At the beginning of this school year, a survey has been filled in by students of both l’ENA and CEM schools to show how technology is important nowadays. After taking a closer look to the results, we can proudly affirm that Longueuil, College Édouard-Montpetit’s students are definitely the real Digital Natives.
First of all, the results show that 56.4% of CEM’s students love technology; they feel good about it and they are comfortable using it. On the other hand, 46. 8% of ENA’s students love it. In addition, CEM’s students use computers more often. For example, they use it not only for school, but also for work, to text chat, to share photos and information on Facebook, etc. We found out that Longueuil’s students use a lot more Internet to create websites and blogs (30.8%) compared to 2.1% of Saint-Hubert’s students. We are undeniably addicted to technology! We have discovered that Édouard-Montpetit’s students are more expert to create blogs, online videos and social networking sites. Moreover, we realized that ENA’s students, for the most part, are less aware of today’s technology than we actually are. Brief, we are professionals. The way that we get our news proves that we have a social life, because we mostly get it from Internet and our friends and family. We still communicate! Also, when we listen to a news report, 61% of us trust the information compared to 54%, but we assume that there may be a missing or falsified part. We still feel better informed after watching a news report (38% compared to 25%).
Finally, according to the up to date results, we can say without a doubt that Édouard-Montpetit’s students are the Digital Natives; they are absolutely born in technology. We could even say that they couldn’t live without it; especially without Internet and cell phones.