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Rewired - understanding the iGeneration

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Hanne Beck

on 26 June 2013

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Rewired - Understanding the iGeneration
Virtual learners
Critical review
Traditional vs. Mobile Learning
Change Management
Actions companies could take to be prepared
get to know the iGeneration
allow Social Media
take suggestions of young employees into consideration
enhance creativity
adjust working environments and processes to multitasking possibilities
The Pace of Digital Pace is Dizzy
Baby Boomer Generation
also often called "traditional" or "silent" generation
Net Generation
Reflecting the impact of the Internet in their lives
Generation X
Vague generation in terms of not as easily categorized
"i" representing the use of mobile technologies as from f.e. Apple & the fact that these technologies are mostly "individualized"
have changed
Who are the students of the iGeneration?
More about the
grown up surrounded by technology
spend their days in a "media diet"
less real life -> more screen life
Different communication
Always wired, always online
Social networker
Heavy multitasker
Create own content online
9.5 hours/day on media,
prefer telephone
learn best visually/
15 hours/day
prefer email
learn best visually/auditory
20 hours/day
prefer text/IM
kinesthetic learners
20 hours+/day
kinesthetic learners
prefer text/IM
multitasking masters
What "boring" looked like in 1962
What "boring" looked like in 1982
What "boring" looked like in 2002
Not consistent with terminology
Research conducted only in the US
A LOT OF repetition
No research on impacts of a possible different pedagogical approach
Interesting for Baby Boomers and Generation X
Allow children different approaches and learning techniques
Even at young age they spend very much time communicating viral. Let them be!
Not only the way of communication changed, also the manner - *LOL*, ROFL, YOLO
Be open-minded about the technologies kids are using
Individualization is very important - concerning their way of learning, rooms, computer, phones...
Hw r u 2day?
gd & u?
nd to tlk 2 u. txt me whn i cn cl.
Is it necessary that kids use technology in a very early stage of their life?
1. Content assigned by state
2. Resources: books, worksheets, encyclopedias and teachers
3. Curriculum
4. Support to understand the content
5. Communication
6. Evaluation of the students

to individualized learning
to online distance learning
to electronic classroom learning 
mobile learning or mlearning 

1. Information is available anywhere
2. Information is available anytime
3. Information is available through mobile devices
4. Information can be “pushed” and “pulled”
5. Learning environment is adaptable
Technology is currently not a part of the curriculum
Matching the life style of the iGeneration
Could increase motivation
mLearning should be added to the official curriculum
Finding a Balance
Keep it traditional
Age & skill level
The right programs
Media Literacy
Proper research
Privacy is important
All the communication can be reviewed
Critical thinking
How Education Can Look Differently
Change Management
Companies need to prepare for the iGeneration
used to a lot of changes
tech savvy
trend setters and observers
heavy multitaskers
Implementing Social Networks into the classroom and homework activities

Usage of podcasts

3D-virtual learning environments

Papers could be published as blogs

Learning apps

New technologies
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