Millenials under the microscope: Resources, ideas and a quiz from Cyberwise

The wonderful team at Cyberwise recently shared the following resources, focussed on the Millennial Generation, in NewsWise. Whether you are convinced or not that folk are ‘wired differently’ because of the ability to be ‘connected’, creative, and communicating 24/7, these resources are well worth dipping into…and the quiz is fun too 🙂

The world has changed dramatically in the last ten years; we are plugged in and tech’d out like never before, and these changes are having a huge impact on those growing up immersed in a newly connected world. Just ask the first generation to enter adulthood having grown up digital — a 2.3 billion-strong tribe of “Millennials” (18-29 year olds).

Research suggests these twenty-something’s are markedly different in their attitudes, beliefs, and habits than any generation that has proceeded them. They are connected, informed, passionate, idealistic, technically proficient... and majorly stressed out. And guess what? They want and even need our help as they chart a course through this new world. So this week’s NewsWise is dedicated to the Millennial Generation, those brave young souls who are guiding us all into the digital future. Check out our blog and all the great resources (including a quiz to find out how “Millennial” you are) we’ve gathered for you about Millennials, or as we like the call them, the “indicator species” of the digital age.

Image: ‘connectivity‘ http://www.flickr.com/photos/65256426@N00/839920747. Found on flickrcc.net

 

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I am a director and consultant at Ethos Consultancy NZ (http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/). I have a keen interest in all aspects of ICT Enhanced Learning and Teaching (ICTELT) where the focus lies on ways of scaffolding and empowering learners. In particular, I am interested in the way that creative, blended approached to Academic Professional Development can create trust, rapport and encourage reflective practice. As such, ICTELT is approached from facilitation, design, evaluation and assessment as opposed to the tools and what they can offer. I am a strong advocate of the potential of Web 2.0 to empower learners from all walks of life and cultures, especially after my experiences working for 6 years in the Middle East. In particular, I am interested how ePortfolios can be used in the VET sector (especially where Literacy and Language challenges are faced), in Recognition of Prior Learning, and in authentic, applied assessment. I have been involved with designing and developing ICTELT approaches and programmes for ten years. Following research informed approaches and design, I apply a qualitative, iterative process to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions, programmes and tools, encouraging learners' voices and input from all stakeholders.
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