Opening the Box
Was today the faculty examinor for the Licentiate Thesis of Sheila Zimic [Mid Sweden University/Department of Information Technology and Media] “Opening the Box – Exploring the presumptions about the ‘Net Generation’“. (I like to see the Box as the Black Box, as holding information about what has really happened. I am not sure that that is the Box Sheila is actually thinking of …)
This is a well written and interesting thesis on the actual characteristics – if there is any – of the Tapscottian N-Geners.
One of the main results of the thesis is that the so well-known societal power structures are repeating themselves. As girls having a lower self-esteem when it comes to use of Internet. But at the same time, they are using it just as much as boys. And so on. Important piece for the challenging puzzle of better understanding och meeting the young people in the contemporary digital society. Looking forward to Sheilas future work!