LTC: Educating the Net Generation

Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center, PEPS, Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center


Diana Oblinger, PhD, Vice President for EDUCAUSE; Leah Sipher-Mann ‘06, student; Jason Lord ‘06, student

Most colleges and universities face a generation gap between “digital natives” (students) and “digital immigrants” (faculty and administrators). Age and exposure to technology has changed how we work, live, and learn. The learning styles, attitudes, and approaches of today’s high school students differ from those of 18-22 year old college students. Those of adult learners are different, yet again. An essential component of creating effective learning environments is understanding learners. This presentation describes “the Net Generation learner” and highlights some implications for higher education.

Cosponsors: ITS and Academic Computing Advisory Committee

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