Generation Y: Are they really digital natives or more like digital refugees?
School Library Assoc of Victoria
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Security Science
Recent research indicates that Generation Y is not as tech-savvy as is often portrayed. If this is the case, then assumptions about the information-seeking behaviour of today's students need to be re- assessed. This paper discusses some of the findings of a PhD study on the information-seeking behaviour of Generation Y and the need for schools to become more involved in teaching students how to use the electronic environment effectively.