NCDA Social Media and Career Development Workshop

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Hollandcodes.com is honored to be chosen to be present at the 2013 National Career Development Conference (NDCA) in Boston, MA.

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Social Media and Career Development Technology Workshop
Millennial Generation
Effective Learning Environment
Career Development and Digital Learning
Social Media

More information - http://www.hollandcodes.com/ncda-2013.html

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NCDA Social Media and Career Development Workshop

  1. 1. Millennial Generation The latest Census reports that Americans 18-34 make up 23 percent of the U.S. population. Technologically sophisticated: Digital natives, Native speakers, Nets, Internet generation, iGeneration and Nintendo digital generation Optimistic: Generation Y and Sunshine generation, an inclusive and hopeful generation Other names: Echo boomers, the boomlets, the Nexters and Generation N Generation C: Connected, communicating, content-centric, computerized, community-oriented, always clicking Connected: watching online video (27%), visiting social networking/blog sites (27%), owning tablets (33%) and using a smartphone (39%) connectivity through text messaging, instant messaging, blogging (Web logs, My Space) and video gaming are familiar to most Millennials Confident: They are motivated, goal-oriented, and confident in themselves and the future. Diverse: Millennials are the most racially and ethnically diverse generation in the whole world. Conventional: Respectful to the point of not questioning authority. Multitasking is a way of life”. Multitasking is “information handling and communicating with hand-held gadgets while doing daily activities using multiple media simultaneously, using computers and the Internet at the same time as video games, print media, music, and the phone More highly educated when ranked with other generations at comparable ages. More than half of Millennials have at least some college education (54%), compared with 49% of Gen Xers, 36% of Boomers and 24% of the Silent generation when they were ages 18 to 28. Net Generation: Leveragers of technology, customizers, scrutinizers, entertainment seekers, collaborators and innovators Special: Have always been treated as special and important. Sheltered: Highly protected as children. Team-Oriented: They are group oriented rather than being individualists. Achieving: Grade points are rising with this generation and crime is falling. Pressured: Tightly scheduled as children and used to having every hour of their day filled with structured activity. © 2013 Holland Codes Resource Center For additional information, visit NCDA 2013 web page – http://www.hollandcodes.com/ncda-2013.html
  2. 2. Meeting needs of Millennial learners Effective learning methods should be the following factors - Relevance: Make your learning relevant. Millennials like to connect their lessons to real life. Use of "real," "relevant," and "current" examples. Relaxed: Millennials prefer a less formal learning environment that allows them to interact informally with the staff and fellow students. Techno-savvy: Millennials view a professional’s ability to effectively utilize technology as an indicator of his or her connectedness to Millennial culture. Tailor services to individuals. A multimedia format is utilized, including podcasts, on-line activities, video, PowerPoint, etc. Rationale: Provide a rationale for specific policies and assignments Rapport: Millennials are extremely relational. Millennials prefer team orientation, teamwork, team dynamics, interdependence, and desire for connection. An ideal learning environment is interactive, collaborative, and participatory. Research-based methods: Millennials prefer a variety of active and collaborative learning methods. Experiential and Exploratory Learners: Millennials strongly prefer learning by doing. Multiplayer gaming, computer simulations, and social networks are favorite learning and entertainment environments a Flexibility / Convenience: Millennials prefer to do projects in their own time and their own preferred location. Multitasking: Millennials prefer accelerate their learning by handling more than one task at the same time. Ideal learning environment: Engagement with collaborative learning, cooperative learning, interactive learning including activities, scenarios, feedback, storytelling, simulations and interaction to show Millennials the value of the training.” © 2013 Holland Codes Resource Center For additional information, visit NCDA 2013 web page – http://www.hollandcodes.com/ncda-2013.html
  3. 3. Digital Learning and Career Development What is digital learning, LMS , or Canvas? Digital learning is any instructional tool or resource that effectively uses technology to help someone complete self-awareness, self-assessment, career exploration, and college major exploration activities. Digital learning is –  Personal and flexible designed to meet the needs of the student  Program that allows students to work at their own pace, according to their competency and mastery levels  Environment that allows anytime, anywhere learning  Atmosphere that promotes sharing and collaboration  Approach that appeals the techno-savvy learners Examples of digital learning are courses, video lectures, career tests, activity sheets, worksheets, and Learning Management System (or LMS) that are presented virtually so that students can access the resources and tools any time, any where. Learning Management System (or LMS) is –  A software package, that manages and deliveries of information, content, and resources to students  Web-based to facilitate “anytime, anywhere” access to learning tools and resources Career Development Digital Learning Tools Hollandcodes.com uses the Canvas Learning management system to deliver career development resources and tools to clients of all ages. Hollandcodes.com has developed a series of highly illustrated, digital courses that include -  Battery of career tests  Occupational posters (Flash/ MP4)  Career research web sites  College search web sites  Career videos  Career exploration web sites  Activity sheets  Training resources  Marketing materials  Flash Cards and Bingo Cards © 2013 Holland Codes Resource Center For additional information, visit NCDA 2013 web page – http://www.hollandcodes.com/ncda-2013.html

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