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Millennials

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Discusses millennials use of technology and how the academic world can keep up!

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Millennials

  1. 1. MILLENNIALS & TECHNOLOGY
  2. 2. THE BASICS
  3. 3. Currently, the Largest Generation They are the 2nd Largest Generation in the history of the world They account for 1/3 of the World’s Population They account for 1/4 of the US Population
  4. 4. UNDERGRADS @ JWU National Center for Educational Statistics
  5. 5. BEHAVIORS & TECHNOLOGY
  6. 6. I. More Choices, More Selectivity Expect a greater array of products and services available to them Sweeny, R. (2006)
  7. 7. Image: Casablanca Island @ JWU Image: Kent State Image: Indiana University
  8. 8. II. Experiential & Exploratory Learners Strongly prefer learning by doing Sweeny, R. (2006)
  9. 9. Image: SPedChange Image: MPCFaculty
  10. 10. III. Flexibility & Convenience Prefer to keep time & commitments flexible in order to take advantage of a better option if it comes along. Expect faculty and the institution to give them more flexibility Sweeny, R. (2006)
  11. 11. IV. Personalization & Customization Expect products/services to allow for as much personalization & customization features as possible to meet their changing needs & interests Sweeny, R. (2006)
  12. 12. V. Impatience ZERO tolerance for delays Expect services instantly when they are ready Require constant feedback on their progress Sweeny, R. (2006)
  13. 13. Image: CampusTechnology.com Image: GCBB Creative Commons Flickr
  14. 14. RISD President: John Maeda Twittering
  15. 15. VI. Multitaskers Think that they excel at juggling multiple tasks at once Sweeny, R. (2006)
  16. 16. VII. Poor Researchers Assume everything is available “online” aka GOOGLE Utilize poor research techniques & strategies Sweeny, R. (2006)
  17. 17. how to mla cite google book search
  18. 18. VIII. Nomadic/MOBILE Communicators Utilize a variety of communication methods but prefer synchronous digital methods such as IM & Text-messaging Prefer to receive service un-tethered ->anytime/anywhere Pull information to any device ->anytime/anywhere Sweeny, R. (2006)
  19. 19. Stanford University iPhone Apps Georgia Tech: GT Login
  20. 20. IX. Collaboration Entire education experience has involved some form of group work Sweeny, R. (2006)
  21. 21. Google Docs & Spreadsheets Presentation
  22. 22. X. Late Adopters Very comfortable with technologies they use currently and won’t try new technologies until everyone else (their peers) are using them Sweeny, R. (2006)
  23. 23. Image: DailyBlogTips RSS Feed
  24. 24. ANY QUESTIONS?
  25. 25. Technology Discussed • Meebo • YouTube • CamStudio • PBWiki • Google Docs & Spreadsheets • Jing • Zoho
  26. 26. References • Allen, E., & Seamen, J. (2008). Staying the Course: Online Education in the U.S. Retrieved May 9, 2009, from Sloan Consortium: http://www.sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/pdf/staying_the_course.pdf • BizEd. (2007). More students choosing online Ed. BizEd , 59. • Blauch, D. (2005, October 12). Chemistry Experiments & Exercises. Retrieved May 8, 2009, from Chemistry @ Davidson: http://www.chm.davidson.edu/ChemistryApplets/index.html • DuVall, B., Powell, M. R., Hodge, E., & Ellis, M. (2007). Text Messaging to Improve Social Presence in Online Learning. Retrieved May 9, 2009, from Educause Quarterly: http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVo lum/TextMessagingtoImproveSocialPr/161829 • Oblinger, D., & Oblinger, J. (2006). Is it age or IT: First steps toward understanding the net generation. CSLA Journal , 8-16. • Retrieved May 8, 2009, from SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/jdellavolpe/socialsphere-sungard-pres-bkey
  27. 27. References • Parry, M. (2009, May 13). Stanford U. Experiments With Open Office Hours on Facebook. Retrieved May 19, 2009, from The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/3769/stanford-u- experiments-with-open-office-hours-on-facebook • Skiba, D., & Barton, A. (2006). Adapting your teaching to accommodate the net generation of learners. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing , 15. • Sweeney, R. (2006, December 22). Millennial Behaviors & Demographics. Retrieved May 8, 2009, from New Jersey Institute of Technology Library: library1.njit.edu/staff-folders/sweeney/Millennials/Article-Millennial- Behaviors.doc • Tucker, P. (2006). Teaching the Millennial Generation. The Futurist , 7. • Volpe, J. D. (March, 21 2009). Millennials: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow. Retrieved May 8, 2009, from SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/jdellavolpe/socialsphere-sungard-pres-bkey

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