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The natives are restless: meeting the diversity and needs of millennial students in a large undergraduate unit
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, , Edith Cowan University, Australia

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

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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McMahon, M. & Jung, J. (2011). The natives are restless: meeting the diversity and needs of millennial students in a large undergraduate unit. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 476-481). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 23, 2019 from .

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