CONNECTING WITH THE CONNECTED hosted by:Jeremy McQuigge, Student Transition Coordinator
Ive learned that people willM AYA forget what you said,A N G E LO U people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
PRESENTATION STRUCTUREPART A PART B1. Who am I & What I do 6. New framework for2. Facts on Gen Y engagement3. Facts on Gen Z 7. Technology Trends to4. New information from Watch Noel-Levitz 8. Final Thoughts
Frame of Reference• I am a Millennial/Gen-Y/Echo Boomer (1982-1995)• Eldest of 6 children who are all Gen Ys• Student Transition Coordinator, Academic Partnerships• Ontario Coordinator & Canadian Network Chair, National Orientation Directors Association
PERSISTENCEPronunciation: /pəˈsɪst(ə)ns/noun[mass noun] the fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition: Cardiffs persistence was rewarded with a try the continued or prolonged existence of something: the persistence of huge environmental problems http://oxforddictionaries.com/view/entry/m_en_gb0621940#m_en_gb0 621940
FAST FACTS ON GEN Y• Born 1982–1995• At Algonquin 81% of population (est.)• Needs to know the why or value of a task, course, etc.• Hyper-confident but hyper- confused about the options• Strong sense of civic duty• Adept with modern technology• Prefer teamwork or collaboration• 70 million Generation Y employees
FAST FACTS ON GEN Z• Born 1995 – 2011• More individualistic / Self directed then Gen Y• Parents are advisors to this generation• Comfortable with and even dependent on technology• Constantly multitasking• More socially responsible• ALWAYS CONNECTED
FINDINGS FROM NOEL-LEVITZLEAST EFFECTIVE RETENTION METHODS:• Social networking to engage students in online communities• Interviews or surveys with students who are withdrawing, before they leave• Using established communication procedures to regularly communicate persistence, retention, and completion rate data throughout the campus
FINDINGS FROM NOEL-LEVITZMOST EFFECTIVE RETENTION METHODS:• Programs designed specifically for first-year students• Providing each continuing student a written academic plan/roadmap of remaining courses needed• Academic advising program
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Framework for the Engagement of the Modern Learner
Engagement trends being watched to improve retention ratesTECHNOLOGY TRENDS ACROSSEDUCATION
#1 GAMIFICATIONthe application of gamedesign thinking to non-gameapplications to make themmore fun and engaging.1. Generationally students are turning to gaming as a way to deal with stress / mental health issues2. There is an opportunity to be recognized as being competent at something, even possibly a hero3. It’s an optimal platform for mass engagement management4. Supports modular, mobile learning
#2 INVERTEDCLASSROOMFlips the traditional teachingmethods, delivering instructiononline outside of class andmoving “homework” into theclassroom.1. Supports differentiated instruction2. Creates modular learning3. Demands a certain “level” of mastery before advancing4. Let’s professors do what they are best at – ASSIMILATION!
#3 LEARNINGANALYTICSis the measurement,collection, analysis andreporting of data aboutlearners and their contexts,for purposes of understandingand optimizing learning andthe environments in which itoccurs43 experts peg its adoption asfour to five years awayEducators could develop amore detailed, and timely,picture of a student’sunderstanding of coursematerial*concerns: profiling andcollection
YOU ARE A BRIDGE THAT SPANS ALL BOUNDARIES OF LEARNING.CONNECT. ENGAGE. CHALLENGE.
JEREMY MCQUIGGE C O N TA C T I N F O Student Transition Coordinator Office of Academic Partnerships Algonquin College 1385 Woodroffe Ave. Ottawa Ontario Canada K2G 1V8 firstname.lastname@example.org Blog: www.jmcquigge.ca Twitter: www.twitter.com/JeremyMcQuigge Facebook: www.facebook.com/jmcquigge