Apps for learning English. EduPills - Intef. Digital native. The term digital native describes a person that grows up in the digital age, rather than acquiring familiarity with digital systems as an adult, as a digital immigrant. Both terms were used as early as 1996 as part of the Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace. They are often used to describe the digital gap in terms of the ability of technological use among people born from the 1980 onward and those born before. Origin Globally, 30 percent of the population born between 1988 and 1998 had used the Internet for over five years as of 2013. Conceptualization and development Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants Marc Prensky defines the term "digital native" and applies it to a new group of students enrolling in educational establishments referring to the young generation as "native speakers" of the digital language of computers, videos, video games, social media and other sites on the internet.
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