ERIC Number: EJ891891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
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Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn
Rosen, Larry D.
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v75 n9 p20-22 May 2010
The iGeneration is radically different from any previous generation of students and a variety of existing technologies can be used to engage and excite them in the learning process. The iGeneration is a creative, multimedia generation. They think of the world as a canvas to paint with words, sights, sounds, video, music, web pages, and anything that they can create. This generation multitasks more than any other and does so seamlessly, often without missing anything from any information source. They can listen to music, watch television, text message, and do their homework all at the same time. This article discusses some strategies that can be used by educators to rewire education in order to prepare this new set of generation of students.
Descriptors: Internet, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Learning Processes, Task Analysis, Multimedia Instruction, Book Reviews
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