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Is Your University Ready For the Ne(x)t-Generation?


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Presentation at ED-Media 2009 conference

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Is Your University Ready For the Ne(x)t-Generation?

  1. 1. Is Your University Ready For the Ne(X)t-Generation <ul><li>Walther Nagler, Martin Ebner </li></ul>
  2. 2. „ Our students have changed radically. Today‘s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.“ Mark Prenksy 2001
  3. 3. „ These new generations of learners do not see technology as something foreign. They readily accept technology and consider technology to be part of their lives. Moreover, the use of mobile technology is a 21st Century skill that students and workers must have to function in society .“ M. Ally 2007 Ally, M. (2007). Mobile Learning . The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning , 8 (2).
  4. 4. Mobile Learning?
  5. 5. Students of Today?
  6. 6. / Students of Today?
  7. 7. Net Gener Digital Native Gamer Instant messager Multitasker Millenial Generation Y 4 Generation @ Digitally literate student Technology-savvy student
  8. 8. It is important to talk about Net Generation no longer in a private subjective way but to undertake it a scientific research on base of empiric data about media behavior of our kids and teenagers. Rolf Schulmeister, 2007/2008
  9. 9. Studies about media behavior of the young
  10. 10. The JIM-Study 2008 <ul><li>Since 1998 the JIM study annually surveys the media and information behavior of 12 to 19 years old german (n = 1000). </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones and MP3-player have become standard devices </li></ul><ul><li>More than 50% have an own Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Internet has become the most important media </li></ul><ul><li>Internet means communication </li></ul><ul><li>Online communities gain a boom </li></ul>
  11. 11. Internet Usage at European Universities in 2008
  12. 12. Where people connect to the Internet
  13. 13. Internet Usage 1997 and 2009
  14. 14. What is it like at our University?
  15. 15. Kangaroos to be seen at the Vienna Zoo  Graz
  16. 16. Study facts <ul><li>Study covers freshman to TU Graz in 2007 and 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>2007 n = 578; 2008 n = 821 (56% of all freshman08) </li></ul><ul><li>Survey took place during Welcome Days </li></ul><ul><li>Paper form survey to reach more stundent </li></ul><ul><li>Topics: Technological equipment Digital communication Web2.0 activities in general Web2.0 activities towards E-Learning2.0 </li></ul>
  17. 17. Equipment
  18. 18. Internet Access
  19. 19. Digital Communication Tools
  20. 20. Overall Usage of Web2.0 in 2007
  21. 21. Overall Usage of Web2.0 in 2008
  22. 22. Target of web2.0 Usage in 2007
  23. 23. Target of web2.0 Usage in 2008
  24. 24. Discussion <ul><li>Access to Internet not limited </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of different devices </li></ul><ul><li>Mobil devices on upward trend </li></ul><ul><li>Digital communication is very common </li></ul><ul><li>Social Communities gain importance </li></ul><ul><li>Web2.0 means Wikipedia and YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning2.0 means Wikipedia </li></ul>
  25. 25. Discussion Universities suffer from less power sockets and WLAN Training the lecturers e-Learning competence E-Learning activities should become part of the paid teaching responsibilities Some of the Web2.0 achievements must be taken serious and integrated into modern didactics
  26. 26. The Net-generation is close to come but has not arrived university yet They are very well equipped and get slowly experienced to Web2.0 They are not used to have e-Learning implemented during their school time … which is not their fault
  27. 27. SOCIAL LEARNING Computer and Information Services Graz University of Technology Walther Nagler