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ERIC Number: EJ944221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1595
Educating College Students of the Net Generation
Worley, Karen
Adult Learning, v22 n3 p31-39 Sum 2011
Faculty and administrators of higher education today face a challenge with their student populations, many of whom are part of what is known as the net generation. As students become more technologically advanced, faculty must be technologically ready to meet the needs of students. Many college faculty and administrators are from earlier generations that present different learning and teaching styles than those of the net generation. There is a significant difference in the life experiences, expectations, and technological expertise of many faculty and the students they are to teach. Traditional methods of instruction will no longer suffice in a society that has encountered "a paradigm shift from emphasizing teaching to emphasizing learning." Faculty must be aware of differences, and must prepare to adjust their teaching philosophies and practices for a new breed of learners. Understanding the different attitudes, motivations, and approaches to learning by this new generation in the adult classrooms is essential to enhance learning for all students. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A