Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

AACE

Editor(s)

Theo Bastiaens & Martin Ebner

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

Office of Assoc Dean Teaching and Learning (FEA) / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

13354

Comments

This article was originally published as: Mcmahon, M. T., & Jung, J. H. (2011). The Natives are Restless: Meeting the diversity and needs of millennial students in a large undergraduate unit. Paper presented at the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA). Lisbon, Portugal. Original article available here

Abstract

Today’s students are referred to as ‘digital natives’. But what does it mean to be digitally native? How does the digital nativeness affect the way student learn and we teach? This paper examines the key characteristics of Millennial students, and outlines teaching and learning strategies. A modular structure was implemented in first year undergraduate unit to trial the new strategies. Challenges and successes of the trial are described.

 
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