Teaching ‘Digital Native’ College Students Who Understand TikTok – But Not Microsoft Excel

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Do you know how to use Microsoft Excel? While “Zoomers” are digital natives, some of them lack basic computer literacy skills. Part of this could be attributed to unequal learning opportunities and a hesitance to ask for help figuring out “basic” things. To combat this, students need to be given opportunities to explore programs like Microsoft Word and Excel free of judgement and grades. Being able to experiment for fun helps knowledge stick, but sadly students rarely get the opportunity for this kind of non-evaluative play. Read full article here

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