Share Paper: The Digital Divide’s Impact on Hybrid Learning: How Communications Models Affect Message Construction and Content Processing by Different Generations

  1. Laura Wilson, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, United States
  2. Thomas J. Brown, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States
  3. Mary Beth Leidman, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States
Thursday, March 29 10:15 AM-11:15 AM Edison Ballroom D

Abstract: The general division of digital literacy and adaptation begins and ends with the 1980’s The evolution of the communication models lends to the discussion that the digital definitions may be outdated as well While the Baby Boomers are still creating the messages for the Millennials, this research will aim to discuss the implications for an additional group added to the digital divide analysis From 2001 when Prensky coined the terms “digital natives and digital immigrants” education has evolved to include the Net Generation and the New Millennium learners (Gu, Zhu, & Guo, 2013) These learners have grown up in the ...