The digital curious: a bridge between analogue and digital natives? If you were born between 1952 and 1961, you might belong to a new typology: the digital curious

From the EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) platform: “If you are uncomfortable calling yourself an “analogue native” and feel as skilled as a digital native, it might be because you are part of a new typology – the digital curious – which has emerged from a recent study published in the latest issue of The European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults (RELA)

The study examines the 55-65 age group’s attitudes towards information technology, particularly when IT places them in contact – directly or indirectly – with younger or older people. We are familiar with the typologies known as digital natives (those born after 1980), digital immigrants (those born in the 1960s-70s) and analogue natives (those born before the 1960s). But an analysis of nationwide statistics collected in Italy has revealed an additional group which appears to differ from the others and to fall exactly between analogue natives and digital immigrants. (More on the EPALE platform: https://ec.europa.eu/epale/en/node/35100)”

 

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