Millennial Generation• The Millennial Generation is by far the most analyzed, most marketed to and most intriguing generation to date. It is a generation that is comprised of individuals who are extremely ambitious and not only have high expectations for themselves, but also for those around them including their friends, families, communities and brands
Millennial LearnersTechnology makes it possible now forlearners to learn formally or informally
Formal Learning• Formal learning takes place in a highly institutionalized, bureaucratic, curriculum driven place and formally recognized by grades, diplomas or certificates.• Examples would be classrooms or online courses.
Informal Learning• Informal learning takes place outside of an educational establishment.• It does not follow a curriculum• Its not professionally organized• An example would be reading a blog, chat rooms, by phone or message
Characteristics of Millennials• Mediavores• Multitaskers• Service oriented• Tolerant• Energetic• Demanding• Participatory• Social• Independent• digital
MediavoresThe millennialgeneration isaddicted to media.Rather it bethrough textmessages, instantmessages, facebook or twitter
MultitaskersMillennials are experts at multitasking,they can listen to music, watch TV andcommunicate online, all while doinghomework
Service orientedMillennials have a strong sense of common goodand of collective social and civic responsibility.They are more knowledgeable than any previousgeneration about social issues and more concernedabout the environment, aids,drugs,crime and etc.
TolerantMillennials are able towithstand or endurean adverseenvironment. Theyare more Inclined totolerate the beliefs,practices, or traits ofothers.
Conclusion of Millennial Generation• The Millennial Generation are the successors to the Baby Boomers and to Generation X.• These are the people who reach the age of majority at either side of the turn of the millennium.• Their attitudes and aspirations will help to shape the early years of that millennium
Conclusion of Millennial Generation• Technology has made this participation easier than for past generations. For Millennials, there is no life before computers or the Internet. As a by- product of being reared in a culture of speed, technology and choice, they are savvy early adopters who quickly master whatever new programs that come to the market. Growing up with the Internet has exposed Millennials to an entire Global Community and increased their awareness of news and world events.
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Reference• U.S. Department of Education. Projection of Education Statistics to 2012 (31st ed) Washington D.C. Us Department of Education 2002