Webinar: Thinking and Teaching Digitally: Connecting to the Millennial Learner

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Today’s students are digital natives with digital expectations. They are coming of age in a Web 2.0 world where Facebook, Twitter and text messaging are the preferred channels for sharing and communicating ideas, but how do we as educators leverage these same social and mobile technologies to increase student engagement and ultimately improve learning outcomes?

Professor Renee Robinson discusses how Saint Xavier University is doing just that!

This presentation covers how both faculty and the institution can leverage Social Media to better:
• Connect with and Engage Millennial Learners
• Identify and Understand Millennial Characteristics and Behaviors
• Re-imagine Pedagogies that Assist Millennial Learning

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Webinar: Thinking and Teaching Digitally: Connecting to the Millennial Learner

  1. 1. Connecting to the Millennial Learner Thinking and Teaching Digitally: Renee Robinson, PhD, Communication Saint Xavier University, Chicago Sponsored by ConnectYard Inc.
  2. 2. Webinar Objectives <ul><li>Identify Millennial Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Understand Millennial Behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Re-imagine Pedagogies that Assist Millennial Learning </li></ul>
  3. 3. Millennial Synonyms
  4. 4. Millennials (1982-2000) (Atkinson, 2004)
  5. 5. Millennials (1982-2000) (Atkinson, 2004)
  6. 6. Millennial Characteristics ( Howe & Strauss, 2003)
  7. 7. Millennial Characteristics ( Howe & Strauss, 2003)
  8. 8. Millennial Lifespan
  9. 9. Millennials Value
  10. 10. Communication <ul><li>Expected </li></ul><ul><li>Available </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant Information </li></ul>
  11. 11. Social Media Text Messaging
  12. 12. Higher Education Currently
  13. 13. Millennial Habits http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o&feature= PlayList&p=826AB1B267C1B704&index=1 Activty Books Websites Facebook Reading/Year 8 2300 1281 Activity Assignments Emails Writing/Semester (1 course) 42 pages 500
  14. 14. 21 st Century Literacy <ul><li>Researching topics in diverse, digitally-rich environments </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating and synthesizing information from different online sources </li></ul><ul><li>Navigating various hardware and software to manipulate messages to fit different audiences </li></ul>
  15. 15. Instruction
  16. 16. The Re-imagination of Education <ul><li>Teacher is a coach and facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Student is a builder and doer </li></ul><ul><li>The classroom is a brick and click </li></ul><ul><li>space </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical strategies are multi- </li></ul><ul><li>channel and multimedia-based </li></ul>
  17. 17. Course Design <ul><li>Learning Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Theoretically-based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learner-centered (Kolb, 1984; Honey & Mumford, 2000; Gardner, 1991) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backward Course Design (Wiggins & McTighe, 1998) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Sample Assignment #1 Learning Objective: Demonstrate understanding of nonverbal cues in the communication process. Activity: Quiz question – Application of theory/concept learned Examine your surroundings. Identify one nonverbal concept discussed in class. Send me the concept name along with the description of the example you identified via Email, Text, or Twitter.
  19. 19. Sample Assignment #2 <ul><li>Student Website </li></ul>
  20. 20. Connecting to the Millennial Learner Thinking and Teaching Digitally: Renee Robinson, PhD, Communication Saint Xavier University, Chicago Sponsored by ConnectYard Inc.

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