Friday, September 25, 2009

The REAL Digital Natives

ENA students are clearly the real digital natives while CEM students are merely digital immigrants. The statistical result shows this. Among the students, 48.9 % of ENA students versus only 35.9 % of CEM students accept technology when asked how they feel about it. Also 2.6 % of CEM students versus 0 % of ENA students claim to be uncomfortable with electronic devices. Furthermore, we can observe that ENA students are more likely to use a computer for varied reasons with 75 % using one for both work and entertainment whereas only 59 % of CEM students use computers this way. In addition, ENA students have a bigger tendency to get their news from technological devices such as television, radio and internet. CEM students mostly get their news from friends and family which is far from being technological. Finally, ENA students show a better understanding of the dangers of technology. Indeed, 38.5 % of CEM students blindly assume a news report is true and will feel better informed. Only 25 % of ENA students react this way. For their part, ENA students show that they are more aware that many journalists give their own point of view and are trying to influence our opinion. In conclusion, ENA students are more at ease with technology and use it better than their CEM counterparts. They are the clear digital natives.
Bob and Hugo

Digital natives

A few weeks back, students from two institutions in Quebec – the Édouard-Montpetit College (CEM) and the National Institute of Aeronautics (ENA) – had to answer a survey named Who are the real digital natives? The first thing to know is that the questionnaire was available on internet so the participants needed to be already familiar with the computer technology. There were 48 students from ENA who answered and only 40 from CEM which could prove that ENA students are more comfortable with technology.

Despite of this, the data that was gathered shows that ENA students are more versatile with their computer since 75% use it to do both work and entertainment while only 59% are able to do so. The survey also showed that in 95.7% of the cases, ENA students love or at least accept technology while the percentage is of 92.3% for the CEM students. The survey showed that 2.6% of CEM students are not comfortable with electronic devices while this number drops to 0% of the ENA students.

With all the data captured we can say that the ENA students could be categorized as ‘’Digital Natives’’ and the CEM students as ‘’Digital Immigrants.’’ What these terms mean is that the CEM students had to adapt more and still have to adapt to technology when the ENA students are more familiar and comfortable with it.

Longueuil Students Are Obviously Digital Natives

For multiple reasons, CEM students are obviously Digital Natives. We concluded this based on the results obtained by a survey given to all the students of the class of English from both campuses, which are ENA (Saint-Hubert) and CEM (Longueuil). The students from the CEM chose that they loved at 56.4% the technology, but here in ENA, we accept it and love it equally at approximately 47%. In Longueuil city, the students share more stuff on the internet than people in Saint-Hubert campus. A lot more blogs are created there too, 30.8% of the learners at Longueuil do it instead of 2.1% here. More CEM scholars use the computer mainly for work, and more people use it for entertainment, here we use it for half and half. Every disciple at the CEM knew what a blog was and some Digital Natives were also some expert creators, 5.1%. Here, 6.3% didn’t even know what a blog was. Much more people at Longueuil upload stuff on the net than here in Saint-Hubert, that gives us the final reason why the apprentices of CEM are Digital Natives. Briefly, at the ENA, the people are more serious on the computer than at Edouard-Monpetit, because they use it more for entertainment and communication.
Jérémy and André

Longueuil Rules the Digital World

It`s clearly shown that Longueuil student love technology more than ÉNA students. Longueuil students overpower the others in creating websites and blogs with 28.7 per percent greater than those of ÉNA. Furthermore, 12.8 per cent of Longueuil students post themselves as experts and creators when it comes to using You Tube and Facebook. The students at Longueuil are from a younger generation and are brought up with computers, so they are the digital natives. Statistics will show that 71.8 per cent of Longueuil students will get their news from the Internet opposed to TV and radio. Students at ÉNA use computers for work 2.1 per cent of the time opposed to Longueuil students who use it more. According to statistics, there are 2.6 per cent of students in Longueuil that aren’t comfortable using electronic devices; however, there is still more than half of the students that like technology. The statistics show that Longueuil students have better interest in using computer or technology than ENA students in every category. The fact that at Longueuil there are more women and that explains why there is a higher percentage of chatters, bloggers and Facebook users. In conclusion, students in Longueuil uses technology more than students in ENA and by far.

Friday, September 11, 2009

The website is a site that uses false information to sell a product, the website is a front organisation. The word dehydrate means ‘’no water’’ or to extract water from somewhere or from something that is one of the reason to confirm that this website is unreliable. Furthermore, there is no information on the creator or sponsor of the website to check a background. The website was created to sell dehydrated water, they use false information to make people buy their product. There is none reliable information inside. The website’s trying to change the readers opinion, for example they said ‘’ Stop drinking tap water. Stop drinking well water. Refuse to touch water from desalination plants’’. The creator used lots of visual contents to attract people to buy the product. There are many hoax websites which uses the falsehood to present information like true, but people should be aware to avoid being duped.

This site is obviously a hoax. There is no information about the author, the address of the company is not a real one, not having and actual street name or number and the phone number that is provided is actually a number to call telemarketing services (Google search). Though the text is generally error free, there are a couple spelling mistakes which reduces their credibility. As for the subject of the site, it is the main clue that the site is a hoax. This site promotes the sale of dehydrated water, which cannot exist by principal of dehydration. They basically sell you an empty package with the name dehydrated water on it. Also the site advertises career and franchise opportunities that are very sarcastic in nature such as Free transportation to work by mule″ or ″Ketchup packets from McDonalds″. Overall the site is pretty convincing and well made, but once you think about the concept itself and rummage through the site a bit to see the touches of humour, you soon realize that it is a scam.

The website is owned by a company which name is the same of their internet address. No names are given on the website. The formation of the people that sells the dehydrated water is unknown, so we don’t have any references about the product reliability. No links are present about the author/sponsor of this product, only phone numbers are given. No reputable sources and pertinent information are present. No spelling and grammatical errors are apparent. There is no information good for any research on this website because they only tell us that the water in the world is polluted and they give us testimonials about people that drink dehydrated water. There is no information on this website that can be found easily, because no valuable things are said on this website. The last update of the website is not given. The latest date given is in the year 2004. The links given are correct, but refers to things that have nothing in common to dehydrated water (example: ). The headquarters of the company is located in Los Angeles, CA. But there is no address given. The website is designed to tell people that water is polluted. They are trying to sell us “dehydrated water”. The way that the website is constructed let us doubt about the legitimacy of it. In the background of the site there is publicity about the product itself. It’s obliviously a hoax site. The information given on this site is worthless.