Spend less than 5,000 hours reading non-digital text</li></ul>Who is the “Net” Generation?<br />
Who is the “Net” Generation?<br />In molding 21st century learners we hope to “shift from the technological “tools” themselves, to the capabilities of these new tools to empower students.”<br />Digitally literate<br />Effectively use different sources of information (Internet = Oxygen)<br />Visual/Virtual communicators<br />Shift attention rapidly between tasks<br />Experiential; Discovery learning<br />Exhibit and expect fast response<br />Hopeful and determined<br />
Future of the “Net” Generation….<br />What are 21st century learners preparing for?<br />
“Learning = Lifetime process of coping and adapting to change.”<br />How do 21st century learners learn the skills needed to be successful in the 21st century?<br /><ul><li>Prefer participatory learning in social groups/collaboration
Use laptops as primary source of information rather than textbooks.
Creative communication of concepts learned often using sounds and images to convey content.</li></li></ul><li>References<br />Carroll, J. (2008). What’s the future of education- and what should we do about it? Retrieved from www.jimcarroll.com<br />Lehigh, S. (2008). Teaching students 21st century skills. Boston Globe. Retrieved from www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/mcas/articles/2008/11/19<br />Maninger, R. M., & Holden, M. E. (2009). Put the textbooks away: Preparation and support for a middle school one-to-one laptop initiative. American Secondary Education, 38(1), 5-21. <br />North Carolina State Board of Education. (2006). Future-ready students: Goals for the 21stcentury. Retrieved from http://www.ncptsc.org/boardrecsandgoals.pdf<br />Oblinger, D., & Oblinger, J.L. (Eds.). (2005). Educating the net generation. Retrieved from www.educause.edu/educatingthenetgen<br /> Rodgers, M. et. al. (2006). The 21st century learner. 22nd Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning. Retrieved from www. uwex.edu/disted/conference/<br />