Teaching the Millennial Generation - Techno Savvy

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EPI 0003 Professor Murdock
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Our Millennial Future ± http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogVTkB_4aOs 2
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The Millennial Generation ± The Millennial Generation has emerged as a force that will shape the social and economic dynamics of the next decade ± The definition of when millennials were born varies, with estimates ranging from 1977 ( Tapscott, 1998) to 1982 (Howe & Strauss, 2000). ± Researchers agree that the uniqueness of millennials results from technological forces that have affected this generation. ± Unique millennial competency is the ability to effectively use broadly networked digital communication technologies to quickly and seamlessly accomplish a variety of tasks. ± This competency has resulted from their experiences with Internet communities 3
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Millennial Students Characteristics ± Relatively Sheltered ± Grew up among “kid safety rules”: school lockdowns, national youth safety movements ± More conventional than Gen-Xers ± High level confidence / self importance ± Team Oriented ± Close with Parents ± Technology Savvy 4
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How they “Tick” ± Exposed to vast amounts of information at a very young age ± Different patterns of communications and social intimacy ± Ambitious, but with unrealistic expectations ± Well aware of rules, but enjoy the challenge of circumventing the rules 5
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Millennial Students 6 –Have never known a life without computers and the Internet –Consider computers a part of life –Connect to information –Communicate in real-time –Have social networking –Have been raised in the presence of video and computer games –Students in their 20s may have had more experience with games than with reading (Oblinger,2004). These experiences helped to form the way in which millennials seek, process, and report information.
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7 Individuals raised with computers deal with information differently compared to previous cohorts: “They develop hypertext minds, they leap around.” (Prensky, 2001) These learning styles originated with millennials growing up with technology –millennials were born around the time the PC was introduced –20 percent of the students began using computers between the ages of 5 and 8 –and almost all millennials were using computers by the time they were 16 to 18 years of age (Jones, 2002).
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Characteristics of the Millennials ± Students of the Millennial Generation are accustomed
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course EPI 0003 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Valencia.

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