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Preferences of the Technology Generation
Transcript of Preferences of the Technology Generation
The technology or digital generation has greater affinity to visuals compared with texts. they have been exposed since childhood to cable television and video images especially cartoon characters and then to computer images, in such a manner that their visual fluency or abilities have been sharpened and enhanced.
the past-30 year old generation has obtained information in a linear logical and sequential manner. on the positive side, this has made them more logical, focused and reflective thinkers.
The new generation, however, follows a personal random access to hyperlinked digital information, less superior to elders in focus and refelection.
They go to the school library, and use some catalogue for home reading
The traditional education system gives priority to independent learning, prior to participative work.
Old teachers teach students in order to help them pass tests and complete the course requirement.
PASS the test
The new digital learners simply wish to acquire skills, knowledge and habits as windows of opportunity afford them to learn.
The traditional reward system in education consist in the grades, honor certificates/medals, and diplomas.
Digital learners on their own experience more immediate gratification through immediate scores from games, enjoyable conversation from web-cam calls
Teachers feel obliged to delivering content-based courses, the learning of which is measurable by standard tests.
Digital learners prefer fun learning which is relevant and instantaneously useful to them.
Learning is play to new learners and not surprisingly there is much fun in the digital world outside the school.
The new learners' digital fluency with visual learning with the use of audiovisuals, media and multimedia
Using hyper linked multimedia for projects that enhance work focus and reflection.
Problem-solving activities to suit the new generation's style and preference for fun and relevant learning
L LEARNING to do
LEARNING to pass
Joyce Carol Cahoy
April Joy Cagas
Dr. May Q. Apat
New learners are already acquainted with digital tools that adopt to both personal and participative works.