The emergence of widespread Internet connectivity, social networking and mobile computing all have contributed to the creation of a new type of learner, according to a recent study.95 percent of teenagers now use the Internet. Students today are more self-directed, more inclined to collaborate and rely on feedback from peers, and are better-equipped to obtain information, the report states.
Pew Research Center. (2011). Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites. Washington, DC: Author.