Students today are very different from how they
were 20 years ago. The current generation, known as "the net
generation,"; "generation Y,"; or "the
millennials,"; are accustomed to a rapid turn-around of
information and hands-on experience when they are learning. While
these needs are often associated with the use of technology, the
net generation still prefers involvement with their professors and
fellow students over a PowerPoint. In order to properly instruct
this group, faculty members must understand their student's
needs and the purpose behind these needs. For example, a desire for
a quick answer to a question is not impatience. Rather, the
students like to have a constant flow of information, so that they
can evaluate this data and use it to make decisions (EDUCAUSE,
Educating the Net Generation).
From our library--
Bok, D. (2006). Our underachieving colleges: A candid look at how much students learn and why they should be learning more. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Gardner, J.N., Van der Veer, G., & Associates. (1998). The senior-year experience: Facilitating integrating, reflection, closure, and transition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Oblinger, D., & Oblinger, J. (2005). Educating the net generation. EDUCAUSE.
The College Board. (1983). Academic preparation for college: What students need to know and be able to do. New York: College Entrance Exam Board.
Weingartner, R. (1992). Undergraduate education: Goals and means. New York: ACE/MacMillan.
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