The Good Reader of Digital World, Digital Natives: Are They Good Writer Also?

Gulsecen S., Ozdemir S., Gezer M., Akadal E.

Proceedings of 6th World Conference on Educational Sciences, Valletta, Malta, 6 - 09 February 2014, vol.191, pp.2396-2401 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 191
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.444
  • City: Valletta
  • Country: Malta
  • Page Numbers: pp.2396-2401
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Digital natives have natural skills of using technology. In spite of that skill, their role, as the producer of digital world, is an arguing point of this study. In order to discuss that point, a training course for children, "Programming with Small Basic", was designed. The study group is consisted of nineteen children, aged 11 to 14. Dominant-less dominant quantitative-qualitative sequential mixed research method was used in the study. Collected data were analysed by using descriptive analysis, content analysis and Wilcoxon test (SPSS 21.0). The results show that digital natives are good readers of digital world but they need to be supported to become good writers of that world. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.