Come with me on a journey where we will explore, investigate, manipulate and interact with some familiar and some not so familiar Teacher Delivery Technologies.

On the way ask yourself:-
- how can this tool be used to support what and how students learn?
- does this tool meet individual learning needs?
- does this tool allow student's to develop higher order skills and creativity?

This Blog - Transforming Student Learning aims to comprehensively explore a range of delivery technologies that are presented throughout the FAHE11001 E-Learning courseware. A systematic attempt to develop skills, knowledge and ability that is required to exploit the potential for E-Learning Education will be made evident via regular Blog Posts. To conclude, a reflective synopsis will clearnly indicate which technologies I would use and how I would use them to enhance learning.

Please feel free to be critical of my posts as I work may way through these tools, but be kind as I am only a "Digital Immigrant"! (Prensky, 2001)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Generation Y spending less time online

Posted by Wendy Hargreaves at Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Nine News published the following article on July 14, 2009 http://news.ninemsn.com.au/natinal/837089/gen-7-spending-less-time-onlines

Young adults riding on a "new nostalgia" are turning away from online communication and craving more time face-to-face, a study has found. The survey of 1600 Australians aged 16-30 found that young people now yearn for less complex times, simplifying their lifestyles as they feel the economic crisis pinch.

Young people spend 30 minutes a week less online than last year and increasingly prefer to stay at home rather than go out to noisy nightclubs, said the study by marketing agency Lifelounge. "Young people want more connections with their friends that aren't digital, that are tangible," Lifelounge chief Dion Appel was quoted as saying in The Australian. "They're starting to question the authenticity of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. "They want technology to assist rather than dominate the way they communicate."

What do you think of these findings? Are young people simplifying their lives?

Baby Boomers - Born before 1960's (dates are controversal)
Generation X - Born between 1960's and late 1970's ('Baby Bust' generation due to drop in birth rates)
Generation Y - Born 1980's to late 1990's ( Millenium Generation, usually offspring of Baby boomers)
Generation Z - Born 2000's ...... (Generation i, Internet generation, Net generation, not even in dictionary yet)

The author of the following You Tube video introduces Generation C - Amazingly accurate in his portrayal of Generations.

This article is worth viewing: "The generation Z connection: teaching information literacy to the newest net generation." http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-5289198/The-generation-Z-connection-teaching.html

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