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ERIC Number: ED571574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Rethinking E-Learning Media: What Happens When Student "Like" Meets Professor "Me"?
Arnold, Stephen
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conferences on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS), Education Technologies (ICEduTECH), and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) (Melbourne, Australia, Dec 6-8, 2016)
Today digital-device-outfitted Millennials comprise the majority of university students. Concern over these digital natives' tendency to perform lower than expected as a group in college after completing a commendable high school experience, has some eyeing character traits as a possible culprit. Conversely, university faculties are comprised primarily of Baby Boomers and older members who grew up in lower-tech, lesser-interactive-media environments. Higher education institutions have invested a lot of resources into facilitating the integration of digital technologies and best practices into the instructional processes, but how far has the professorial "Me" generation really advanced in comparison to our studious "Like" generation? Are we designing e-media effective enough for Millennials? This paper will analyze Pre-Millennials' text dependency and their resulting instructional media processes as a barrier to bridging the digital divide between higher-education and its incoming Millennial students. [For full proceedings, see ED571459.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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