'Digital Natives' Aren't Necessarily Digital Learners

I remember discussing Twitter with a colleague at an academic conference back in 2009. "We have to start using it," he told me. I asked why. His answer: "The kids are using it."

That argument underscores all that I find wrong with the application of technology in higher education. In recent years, professors have heard much about the virtues and promise of new technologies, painted as the saviors of an irrelevant higher-education system that has grown out of touch with today's