Academic journal article ATEA Journal

Region V "The Science of Technology in Action"

Academic journal article ATEA Journal

Region V "The Science of Technology in Action"

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North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, North Dakota on Oct. 9-10, 2013

It was warm and sunny as the participants from Nebraska, Wyoming, Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota experienced another outstanding conference sharing best practices and building camaraderie among technical educators.

"Understanding, Teaching and Serving Generation NeXt"

Dr. Taylor is nationally recognized consultant on the multi-generational workforce. His presentations are grounded in data and research and delivered with humor that resonates with all generations.

Take Aways on Generation NeXt--under 26 years old.

The Student:

Raised with high praise for modest effort--used to getting trophies--so entitled to an "A."

Consumers, "paid tuition therefore the right to the product--credit."

Hard wired to make choices and have options.

' Due to Games and Digital Learning:

Attention spans are not shorter, can be up to 18 hours on games.

Know how to build and collaborate.

Know how to learn from each other.

Know how to seek out their own learning--find the instructions they need, often in a video and will use them. …

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