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Educating the Net Generation

Educating the Net Generation
The Net Generation has grown up with information technology. The aptitudes, attitudes, expectations, and learning styles of Net Gen students reflect the environment in which they were raised—one that is decidedly different from that which existed when faculty and administrators were growing up. This collection explores the Net Gen and the implications for institutions in areas such as teaching, service, learning space design, faculty development, and curriculum. Diana G. Please Note: This PDF contains the entire book with embedded hyperlinks of URLs, endnotes, and index terms, plus bookmarks to all chapters and sections. Table of Contents 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Index Copyright Information Authors retain the copyright to their intellectual content, with EDUCAUSE owning the copyright to the collected publication. Permission is granted to copy or disseminate the document, either in print or electronic format, if the following conditions are met: Related:  Week 1- H800 begins here

75 Tips to Reduce eLearning Costs June 17, 2011 Contributing Editor, Patti Shank, Ph.D. In this complimentary eBook, eLearning Guild members reveal imaginative ways to cut eLearning costs, and share insights on how to optimize your resources to get the job done more efficiently and effectively, without sacrificing quality. See how others are doing amazing things with limited budgets, and how innovative cost-saving ideas can help you do more with less. Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, this document could take a few moments to download (27 pages in PDF format, ~2.3MB).

silversprite Monitor: The net generation, unplugged Totally different from previous generations—or just younger? THEY are variously known as the Net Generation, Millennials, Generation Y or Digital Natives. But whatever you call this group of young people—roughly, those born between 1980 and 2000—there is a widespread consensus among educators, marketers and policymakers that digital technologies have given rise to a new generation of students, consumers, and citizens who see the world in a different way. Growing up with the internet, it is argued, has transformed their approach to education, work and politics. “Unlike those of us a shade older, this new generation didn't have to relearn anything to live lives of digital immersion. But does it really make sense to generalise about a whole generation in this way? After all, not everyone born between 1980 and 2000 has access to digital technology: many in the developing world do not. Activism or slacktivism? There is also a feeling of superficiality about much online youth activism.

Learning Spaces Space, whether physical or virtual, can have a significant impact on learning. Learning Spaces focuses on how learner expectations influence such spaces, the principles and activities that facilitate learning, and the role of technology from the perspective of those who create learning environments: faculty, learning technologists, librarians, and administrators. Information technology has brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, whether stimulating greater interaction through the use of collaborative tools, videoconferencing with international experts, or opening virtual worlds for exploration. Please note: In addition to the e-book's core chapters on learning space design principles (chapters 1-13) , this site also offers case studies illustrating those principles (chapters 14-43), including links to examples of innovative learning spaces. Diana G. Table of Contents Foreword by Diana G. PART 1: Principles and Practices Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. Chapter 5.

58 Tips for Breakthrough eLearning Instructional Design April 5, 2012 Contributing Editor, Chris Benz Instructional Design (ID) is — or at least should be — the foundation for effective eLearning. This complimentary eBook draws on the ideas and experience of 14 ID experts who are leading sessions that are part of The eLearning Guild’s May 2012 Online Forum on “eLearning Instructional Design: Advanced and Breakthrough Techniques.” ResearchDesignDevelopmentProject management Complete the form below and download the report today! All fields are required

GamesParentsTeachers :: Games Parents Teachers Despite The Internet, Google Generation Lacks Analytical Skills A study conducted by the University College London found that young people lack analytical skills necessary to assess the information they find on the Internet While the so-called "Google Generation" grew up with the Internet, having a sizable chunk of the world's information at their fingertips has failed to make them better thinkers, according to a university study. Young people born after 1993 are certainly familiar with computers and the Web and use both with ease, but a study conducted by the University College London found that they lacked the critical and analytical skills necessary to assess the information they found mostly through search engines. Along with young people, older generations -- including professors, lecturers, and practitioners -- have been affected by having so much information so easily available. For one, information literacy has not improved with the widening access to technology. Young people also have difficulty in developing an effective search strategy.

The Free eBook: How to become an eLearning Professional By Connie Malamed I never think of myself as an expert. Gaining expertise is an ongoing journey of continuous learning where there is no end in sight. Our field is particularly broad and deep. It encompasses aspects of cognitive science, learning theory, user experience, design thinking, human communication, user interface design, visual design, writing and scripting, marketing, business, information technology and probably many other domains. No one person can retain all of this information and no one person can be competent in all of the related skills. If you think of all the people in this domain as one giant mind, you can see how we gain expertise together. To become a “pro” in this career then, involves getting involved with people in our field and outside of it. Becoming a pro also means staying up-to-date and this is easily done through social media platforms. Even if you work alone, there’s no excuse for remaining isolated. Connie Malamed Company: Connie Malamed Consulting

98 Tips for Selecting and Working with e-Learning Service Providers June 23, 2009 Contributing Editor, Marcia Conner Thinking broadly, leveraging our resources and cultivating strong networks make sound business sense. Special THANKS! Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, this document could take a few moments to download (41 pages in PDF format, ~2MB).