Wednesday, March 20
3:00-3:20 PM
Melrose 1

Generation Z: Are they as tech-focused as we think?

Brief Paper ID: 54571
  1. Charles Bruce
    Western Michigan University
  2. Adam Manley
    Western Michigan University

Abstract: As the first members of Generation Z graduate from college, society is adapting to meet their needs. Generation Z is the first generation to learn with computers in every school, and have access to cell phones, apps, and wearable technology. It has been assumed that Generation Z is the tech-literate generation. Colleges, universities, and workforce training programs are implementing tech-focused instructional methodology to cater to the needs of these learners. After all, technology should be intuitive to the “iGen” generation. Or should it? This mixed-methods study seeks to further explore learning preferences among members of Generation Z. Specifically this study seeks to identify and examine Generation Z’s preferences regarding instructional modalities, learning environments, and learning experiences.

Presider: Carol Munn, New Jersey City University


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