ERIC Number: EJ998081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Visions of Students Today: A Message from the Editors
Wentzell, G. W.; Richlin, L.; Cox. M. D.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v23 n4 p1-3 2012
In Michael Wesch's (2007) now widely seen video "A Vision of Students Today" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o), a camera pans across a large, traditional classroom where college students hold up messages about themselves as members of the current generation of learners, who have been dubbed Millennials (Howe & Strauss, 2000). The video captures some of the most notable characteristics of students today--their learning styles and needs, their hopes and dreams, and the changes they can expect to see during their lifetimes. What emerges clearly from the video is a disconnect between what and how students today often are taught and what and how they want and need to learn.
Descriptors: College Students, Student Characteristics, Video Technology, Generational Differences, Technological Literacy, Electronic Mail, Technology Uses in Education, Media Literacy, Death, Grief, Student Attitudes, Grading, College Faculty, Educational Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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