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Making Learning Meaningful for Millennials

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Presentation given at The Way Up XXV conference in Des Moines on 11/3. It explores the characteristics of millennials and how we can create a learning environment that best addresses their learning ...

Presentation given at The Way Up XXV conference in Des Moines on 11/3. It explores the characteristics of millennials and how we can create a learning environment that best addresses their learning styles.

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Making Learning Meaningful for Millennials Making Learning Meaningful for Millennials Presentation Transcript

  • Leigh ZeitzUniversity of Northern Iowa
  • #WayUpXXVtinyurl.com/WayUpLZ
  • Flickr.com/JulieLindsay
  • Positive and confident Can-do AttitudeFlickr.com/rdecom
  • Structure Frequent Feedback Variety of TasksFlickr.com/zeitz
  • Are Team Players Appreciate Diversity Enjoy CollaborationFlickr.com/ToGaWandering
  • Learn Work PlayFlickr.com/ToGaWandering
  • Flickr.com/MediaJon
  • Doing is more importantthan knowingReality is no longer realLearning more closelyresembles Nintendothan logic
  • Consumer and Creator are blurringTyping is preferred to handwriting
  • Multi-tasking is a way of lifeBuzzabouttechnolology.com
  • PewInternet.com
  • http://tinyurl.com/HowMillRU
  •  TV watching  Politics Reading newspapers  Social networking Playing video games  Religion Cell phone  Parents married Text messages  Tattoo High-paying job  Piercing Appreciating diversity http://tinyurl.com/HowMillRU
  • http://tinyurl.com/HowMillRU
  • http://tinyurl.com/HowMillRU
  • Born: 1981Stay Connected Flickr.com/Andrew_Feinberg
  • Flickr.com/svatcher Flickr.com/Zappthedingbat
  • Flickr.com/langwitches
  • Flickr.com/ClintHamada
  • Neural Network
  •  More than knowledge acquisition Forming networks Connecting nodes/information sources Learning may reside in non-human appliances Nurture/Maintain connections
  • tinyurl.com/networkedstudent
  •  How would this networked learning work for you? How did this relate to what you do? How about what you would like to do?
  • Alec Couros http://www.scribd.com/doc/3363/Dissertation-Couros-FINAL-06-WebVersion
  • An organized systemusing positive andnegative feedbackto direct a playertowards a desiredgoal.
  • Xperience Points Leveling Up
  •  Choice Long and Short Aims Progress Indicators Prompt/Meaningful Feedback Reward ALL Successful Efforts Failure is Real Elements of Uncertainty/Awards Socialization
  • Orchestrated Immersion  Complex, interactive experiencesRelaxed Alertness  Safe and highly-challenging environmentActive Processing  internalize info by actively processing it
  •  Critical Thinking Complex Communication Creativity Collaboration Flexibility and Adaptability Productivity and AccountabilityIowa Core Curriculum, 2010
  •  Construction of Learning Metacognition Educator/Student Partnership Collaborative Learning Meaningful Assessment in a Real World Context Iowa Core Curriculum, 2010
  • World Without Oil Demand > Supply (5%) 32 daysof crisis Players live solutions Collective Intelligence Problem Solving
  • 19th Century Classrooms Saemah Mat Sahir of SMK
  • 20th Century Teachers
  • 21st Century Students
  • We must teach our students for their tomorrows, NOT our yesterdays.
  • We must teach our students for their tomorrows, NOT our yesterdays.