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As college students, you are asked to complete nearly all of your tasks with the help of technology. Need to look something up: Google it. Need to write an essay: Type it on your laptop or tablet. Hungry: Order something from Uber Eats on your phone. Being technologically proficient while attending college is more helpful than harmful. Or is it?

With an increase in technology comes the term digital native: “a person born or brought up during the age of digital technology and therefore familiar with computers and the Internet from an early age.”

In Alia Wong’s academic article, “Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web,” she walks her audience through some of the pitfalls of using technology when it comes to education. Throughout the article, Wong makes claims to support her argument, while simultaneously using evidence to support her claims.

The regiments

For your first discussion board post, you will need to answer the following questions thoroughly and thoughtfully in order to earn the full 20 points. The discussion post should be at least 300 words; if you need to, type your response out on a Word doc, then copy and paste your response into the discussion forum. Each response should be at least two-three sentences long.

After having read “Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web” by Alia Wong, answer the following questions in detail:

  1. What is Wong’s overall argument?
    1. What are you being asked to believe, think, or do?
    2. Provide a quote that leads you to believe that is her argument.
  2. After reading her entire article, what part was the most convincing?
    1. Why?
    2. Provide a quote.
  3. On the contrary, after reading Wong’s article, which part was the most confusing or least convincing?’
    1. Why?
    2. Provide a quote.
  4. Lastly, based on your understanding of audience (as we briefly discussed in class on Tuesday), who do you believe Wong is trying to persuade?
    1. Who is likely reading an article about technology in education?

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