This may have been out for a little bit, but if so, I hadn’t noticed it. Educating the Net Generation looks like a good, freely downloadable book that may be worth looking at if you are interested in better understanding the “Net Generation”. It looks like there might be a lot of terrific content.
On that note, I’d also love a book explaining the naming of this generation as I am quite sure is also termed Generation Y, Generation Why, the Millennial Generation, the Always On Generation and the Digital Natives. No wonder we don’t understand them … we spend more time on coining “cool” yet generalizable terminology than we may actually spend on trying to understand their unique circumstances, challenges, beliefs and online/offline activities. :-)
Update: Nate Lowell did an excellent commentary on this EduCause release back in March. I must have missed it, but I am sure glad it was brought to my attention. If you missed it, check out the post titled Double Duh!.