logs.law.harvard.edu/digitalnatives. Previously, she co-founded ROFLCon , a celebration of internet culture. She blogs at www.dianakimball.com and co-hosts an experimental talk show at www.timdiana.com.
Alex Leavitt is a fourth-year undergrad at Boston University, studying English and Japanese. This semester, he joined the Berkman Center for Internet and Society as a researcher and media producer for the Digital Natives Project. Alex also is a member of Students for Free Culture, researches for the YouTomb.mit.edu project, and pursues his own research on contemporary Japanese media and popular culture. He writes at the Department of Alchemy (www.alexleavitt.com) and on Twitter (@alexleavitt).
Students have contributed to the Digital Natives Project at every step along the way. As John Palfrey and Urs Gasser were completing the text of their recently published book, Born Digital : Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives, student interns edited the text and performed literature reviews to accompany each chapter. Students have produced videos for the project, blogged extensively at the Digital Natives blog , and appeared on-stage with John Palfrey at a Born Digital talk at Google D.C. in October 2008.
Date: Thursday, March 5th, 2009
Time: 5:00pm Pacific / 8:00pm Eastern / 1:00 am GMT (next day) (international times here)
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=M.02ECB34A95D5D7EC20D92F83B0C9F0. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early.
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Adults lose this ability; they see things through the lens of our native language, which results in subconscious cross-translation into native language of all information given in the course of learning a foreign language.
To become efficient learners of a foreign language adults need a new method of learning a foreign language as a skill on a subconscious and conscious levels that will automatically turn off cross-translation and will form the English speech center in the brain.