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csessums.com » Blog Archive » Generation Meh: Empathy and College Students Today
"The implications for reported low empathy findings are complex. For teachers, the Times article & report provide an opportunity to discuss these findings w/ their students. The key here is opening up an opportunity for dialog w/ students allowing them to share their thoughts on the issue of empathy. Keeping a journal that shows what kids are doing w/ their time outside school & a class discussion around their findings might also be useful & revealing to students. Role-playing is another safe & pro-social way to engage students in a discussion which, in turn, can help deepen their knowledge of empathy & empathetic behavior. While these suggested activities only scratch the surface, developing empathy & empathetic behavior is a critical skill that cannot be overlooked. If we want this depressing news regarding empathy in children & young adults to change, then we need to act now. If we don’t, as the Times article suggests, “don’t expect the next generation to sigh over it, too.”
empathy  narcissism  entitlement  netgen  generations  students  culture  ego  christophersessums  stephendownes  society  millennials 
july 2010 by robertogreco
The Millennial Muddle: How Stereotyping Students Became an Industry - Student Affairs - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Those who have shaped the nation's understanding of young people are not nearly as famous as their subjects, however. That's a shame, for these experts are colorful characters in their own right. Some are scholars, and some aren't. Many can recall watching the Beatles on a black-and-white television, and some grew up just before Barney the purple dinosaur arrived. Most can entertain an audience, though a few prefer to comb through statistics.
millennials  scamartists  generalizations  stereotypes  strauss&howe  netgen  generations  digitalnatives  truth  labels  tcsnmy  callingthemout 
october 2009 by robertogreco
Net Gen Skeptic: OECD New Millennium Learners' Conference
"It is not enough to know how to send text messages, use word processing tools, post to blogs, use Facebook etc. We all need to be able to to use these technologies to locate, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information that is relevant to our lives and work. Clearly, this is a fundamentally different perspective than the one put forward in the net generation discourse and it is supported by some excellent research that has been undertaken by OECD CERI."
education  schools  learning  technology  digitalnatives  netgen  21stcenturyskills  tcsnmy 
september 2009 by robertogreco
Net Gen Skeptic: Evidence Doesn't Support Generational Distinction
"There is very little consensus of opinion and scholarship about whether generational differences exist that are worth taking into consideration in the workplace, colleges, and universities, and other contexts. The gross generalizations based on weak survey research and the speculation of profit-oriented consultants should be treated with extreme caution in a research and development context."
education  learning  science  digitalnatives  millennials  generations  netgen  marcprensky  dontapscott  strauss&howe  tcsnmy  lcproject 
august 2009 by robertogreco
The Bamboo Project Blog: Forget the Kids--It's the Adults Online Who Need Critical Thinking Skills
"If anyone needs training in critical thinking on the Internet, it's the adults who are still living in a world where media is something they consume unquestioningly because they've never had the experience of making it themselves. It's the adults who were raised on "authorities" and "experts," in a monocultural world where many subcultures remained hidden from view and therefore assumptions about "truth" and "fact" were not questioned." [via: http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=49665]
criticalthinking  digitaldivide  digitalliteracy  informationliteracy  literacy  netgen  online  learning  media  internet 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Shakespeare « Mudlark
"Mudlark are working with the Royal Shakespeare Company to develop a new platform to explore Shakespeare’s place in a culture of cross-platform media consumption.
shakespeare  tcsnmy  games  gaming  media  youth  netgen  literature  mudlark 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Warren Ellis » A Sony Walkman, By God
"Clay Shirky’s line about how anything that ships without a mouse is broken — that’s her generation. (I still think he was just one foot behind the time...should have used is "touchscreen.") I found Lili crosslegged on her bed earlier, her guitar in her hands, earbuds in, watching something on her open laptop. I suspect it was either a guitar lesson, some tabs she’s been looking for, or listening to Theory Of A Dead Man and trying to detune her guitar to C-sharp to capture their tone. That’s how she treats the laptop — what else does it do? And the very conjuring of all those elements in the first line illustrates that her generation do not live with their heads in a laptop or a DS Lite or whatever. Less so, even, than the previous generation. It’s a fully integrated part of their lives, a Swiss army knife for the world. What else does it do?

If I tell her I have a YouTube app on the Sony Walkman I’ll never get the bloody thing back."

[related: http://www.openthefuture.com/2009/07/human_interfaces.html ]
society  future  warrenellis  netgen  swissarmyknife  technology  youtube  ui  touchscreen  walkman  generations  seamlessness  whatelsedoesitdo  integration  invisibletechnology  music  bbc  gadgets  audio  online  via:preoccupations  seams 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Survey Says Baby Boomers Think Playing With Your Blackberry During A Meeting Is Rude
"The generation gap all too often expresses itself as a technology gap. A survey of white collar workers (most of them in the legal profession) commissioned by NexisLexis offers a glimpse at changing attitudes towards technology between Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers. ... My advice to anyone who finds Blackberry or laptop use during meetings rude or distracting: have fewer meetings or get to the point faster. Invariably, the conversations people are having on their laptops, iPhones, and Blackberries are increasingly more interesting than the ones that are going on in the room."
attention  genx  geny  netgen  boomers  babyboomers  generations  technology  communication  work  etiquette  laptops  mobile  phones  twitter  facebook  email  continuouspartialattention  meetings 
april 2009 by robertogreco
Teaching How to Learn | blog of proximal development
"Instead of separating our students from the world they’re getting ready for, instead of cocooning them in protected classrooms, we need to give them opportunities to learn from & w/ people who share their passions ... “the pursuit of real & relevant questions” is too complex for our rubrics, checklists & multiple choice quizzes. ... we [need to] get involved as co-investigators who assist students w/ their independent research & who also, through personal engagement as online learners & collaborators, model what it means to be successful as a learner. We have to become “co-conspirators” or, to use Vygotsky’s famous term, “more capable peers,” whose job is not to measure & evaluate but, primarily, to promote & support reflection & analysis in our students. As educators, we need to work on our role in the classroom as “passionate hobbyists and creators,” we need to engage in learning in our classrooms & in doing so we need to move towards a different model of assessment & evaluation."
education  learning  teaching  networkedlearning  tcsnmy  self-directed  self-directedlearning  newmedia  empowerment  pedagogy  change  reform  lcproject  michaelwesch  unschooling  deschooling  modeling  assessment  konradglogowski  curriculum  netgen  internet  elearning  media  vygotsky 
january 2009 by robertogreco
World Without Walls: Learning Well with Others | Edutopia
"I believe that is what educators must do now. We must engage with these new technologies and their potential to expand our own understanding and methods in this vastly different landscape. We must know for ourselves how to create, grow, and navigate these collaborative spaces in safe, effective, and ethical ways. And we must be able to model those shifts for our students and counsel them effectively when they run across problems with these tools.
willrichardson  tcsnmy  e-learning  education  learning  connectivism  edutopia  netgen  collaboration  technology  schools  curriculum  lcproject  arts 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Scared Of Technology? You're Old! - ReadWriteWeb
"In fact, 85% of 18-29 year olds reported being confident about solving their device problem, while only about a third of them said they were discouraged or confused. Meanwhile, over half (52%) of adults age 30 and older reported being discouraged, 44% said they were confused, and about two out of three (67%) said they were confident. Adults age 30-49 were somewhat less likely than older adults to be confused, as just 39% said they were." This is what leads to the false impression that digital natives are somehow more technoliterate.
technology  society  culture  age  generations  netgen  millennials  pew  research  fear 
november 2008 by robertogreco
The generation raised on the internet | The kids are alright | The Economist
"Tapscott identifies 8 norms that define Net Geners, which he believes everyone should take on board to avoid being swept away by sort of generational tsunami that helped Barack Obama beat John McCain. Net Geners value freedom & choice in everything they do...love to customise & personalise...scrutinise everything...demand integrity & openness, including when deciding what to buy & where to work...want entertainment & play in their work & education, as well as social life...love to collaborate...expect everything to happen fast...expect constant innovation...2 things do worry Tapscott...inadequacy of ed system in many countries...2/3 of Net Geners will be smartest gen ever...other 1/3 is failing to achieve potential...fault is education, not internet, which needs to be given much bigger role in classrooms (real & virtual)...lack of any regard for personal privacy...“serious mistake & most of them don’t realise it.”"
dontapscott  netgen  millennials  work  workplace  administration  management  leadership  intelligence  change  internet  play  privacy  via:preoccupations  socialnetworking  education  future  social  family  digital  generations  brain 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Digital Natives ~ Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes
"George Siemens offers this interesting quote from Chris Lott: 'Academics tend to err on the side of nuance and precision, eschewing generalizations and coarse labels. This is great for documenting cultural dynamics, but not so great for making interventions." Well, yeah - if interventions are what you want, then distortions and simplifications are what you're going to need. But perhaps in the light of this we should be questioning the ethics of making an intervention. Perhaps we should be asking what it means to do this, and to query whether we don't create more harm than good in the process."
stephendownes  danahboyd  netgen  digitalnatives  georgesiemens 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Ross Mayfield's Weblog: Millennial Backlash
"this is the largest demographic shift in history...When you have NetGens, biggest generation, entering workforce when Baby Boomers, second biggest, are leaving (in some industries 1/3 of the workforce in 3 years) – it creates conditions for change."
change  social  via:preoccupations  technology  netgen  boomers  work  millennials  geny  workplace  society  generations  babyboomers 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Putting people first » French ethnographic study on teens and mobiles [more evidence of the digital native, net gen, google generation innacuracies]
"fact that young people are more adept at using latest technologies has less to do w/ expertise, experience or access...more with their “non-dramatic” relation w/ these technologies, evidenced by way they deal w/ small failures & technological problem
ethnography  france  mobile  phones  youth  technology  teens  research  digitalnatives  netgen  usage 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Net Gen Nonsense - "dedicated to debunking the myth of the net generation, particularly as it relates to learning, teaching and the use of technology...
"By using this forum I hope to start conversation around this issue & promote an informed discussion of strategies that postsecondary institutions can use to harness the power of Web 2.0 and other learning technologies that is based in fact not rhetoric."
digitalnatives  millennials  myth  netgen  research  education  learning  edtech  technology  colleges  universities  generations 
june 2008 by robertogreco

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