oa The Journal of Independent Teaching and Learning - Back to the future : varsity college lecturers' views of the net generation student
|Article Title||Back to the future : varsity college lecturers' views of the net generation student|
|© Publisher:||Independent Institute of Education|
|Journal||The Journal of Independent Teaching and Learning|
|Affiliations||1 Varsity College, Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||15 - 23|
The net generation (Oblinger and Oblinger, 2005) was born around the time of the emergence of the personal computer, and, as a result has grown up with access to technology. Higher education institutions now face this generation of students in their classrooms. This paper discusses how technology has influenced the way these students process information and learn. The author, an Academic Development Coordinator at Varsity College, investigates the thoughts and perceptions of the teaching faculty about this generation and how the former can integrate technology into their teaching to support student learning. Suggestions are made regarding ways in which lecturers can respond to these students' learning styles.
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