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A facilitated discussion on how our current group of learners and the next are forming social groups. Through this dialogue new information on the upcoming Generation Z learners will be shared with a focus on how Generation Y is handling the complexities of social, personal and professional relationships. Finally the session concludes with a look at 4 tips to connecting with this complex generation.

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  1. 1. HOW GENERATION “Y” AND “Z” BUILD SOCIAL CONNECTIONS hosted by:Jeremy McQuigge, Student Transition Coordinator
  2. 2. “WITHOUT A SENSE OF CARING, THERE CAN BE NO SENSE OF COMMUNITY.” -Anthony J. DAngelo
  3. 3. Presentation Outline1. Frame of Reference 6. New information from2. Persistence Noel-Levitz3. Facts on Gen Y 7. Connecting to Self4. Facts on Gen Z 8. Three Technology Trends5. Student Development to Watch Theory
  4. 4. Frame of Reference• I am a Millennial/Gen-Y/Echo Boomer (1982-1995)• February 22, 1985• Eldest of 6 children who are all Gen Ys• Student Transition Coordinator, Academic Partnerships• Ontario Coordinator & Canadian Network Chair, National Orientation Directors Association
  5. 5. 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_gb0621940
  6. 6. IF YOU THINK YOUR TEACHER IS TOUGH, WAIT UNTIL YOU GET A BOSS. HE DOESNT HAVE TENURE. - Bill Gates
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 7 Vectors of Student Development1. Developing competence 2. Managing emotions 3. Moving through autonomy toward interdependence 4. Developing mature interpersonal relationships 5. Establishing identity 6. Developing purpose7. Developing integrity
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Connecting to Self Online Gaming1. “value teamwork and seek the input and affirmation of others”2. “pursuing amateur activities to FYE Blogging Course professional standards”3. An ever changing set of sub- Student cultural groupings4. The trick is focusing on the individual to reach the group Volunteer Family Group
  13. 13. 3 Trends to watch to build engagement in your classroomTECHNOLOGY TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
  14. 14. #1 Gamificationthe application of game designthinking to non-game applicationsto make them more fun andengaging.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
  15. 15. #2 Inverted ClassroomFlips the traditional teachingmethods, delivering instructiononline outside of class and moving“homework” into the classroom.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!
  16. 16. #3 Learning Analyticsis the measurement, collection,analysis and reporting of data aboutlearners and their contexts, forpurposes of understanding andoptimizing learning and theenvironments in which it occurs43 experts peg its adoption as fourto five years awayEducators could develop a moredetailed, and timely, picture of astudent’s understanding of coursematerial*concerns: profiling and collection
  17. 17. THERE IS NO GREATNESS IN PASSIVENESS, SO CONNECT AND ENGAGE Final Thought From Me
  18. 18. Jeremy McQuigge Contact Info Student Transition Coordinator Office of Academic Partnerships Algonquin College 1385 Woodroffe Ave. Ottawa Ontario Canada K2G 1V8 mcquigj@algonquincollege.com Blog: www.jmcquigge.caTwitter: www.twitter.com/JeremyMcQuigge Facebook: www.facebook.com/jmcquigge
  • coffeewithjulie

    Jun. 10, 2014

A facilitated discussion on how our current group of learners and the next are forming social groups. Through this dialogue new information on the upcoming Generation Z learners will be shared with a focus on how Generation Y is handling the complexities of social, personal and professional relationships. Finally the session concludes with a look at 4 tips to connecting with this complex generation.

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