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Millennial Technology AdoptionA 21st Century Model for University Students Jodi Mata University of North Texas
The Millennial Student Generational cohort with birthdays from 1982- 2004 Immersed in technology from birth Majority own laptops and smartphones Prefer basic technologies to cutting edgeHowe & Strauss, 1991; Prensky, 2001; Dahlstrom, 2012
The Millennial Student Expect technology to be a part of learning environment Prefer blended learning environment Varied in technology preference and skill levelDahlstrom, 2012; Helsper & Eynon, 2010; Bennet, Matton &Kervin, 2008
Concerns for Educators andAdministrators: Diverse skill levels and technology preferences of students Cost of adopting technologies
Problem:How to address the educationaltechnology needs of a diverse populationin a cost efficient mannerHow to address the educationaltechnology needs of a diverse populationin a cost efficient mannerHow to address the educationaltechnology needs of a diverse populationin a cost efficient manner
Moving ForwardInstructors can influencetechnology adoptionthrough exposure andaccessContinued research on thepreferences of futurestudent populations
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