Join Dr. Larry Rosen, a professor of psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and the author of “Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn,” in an eye-opening webinar Sept. 15th at 7pm ET about how today’s students learn given their access and frequent interaction with technology. Dr. Rosen draws a distinction between what he calls the Net Generation, born in the 1980s, and the iGeneration, born in the ’90s and this decade. Now in their 20s, those in the Net Generation, according to Dr. Rosen, spend two hours a day talking on the phone and still use e-mail frequently. The iGeneration — conceivably their younger siblings — spends considerably more time texting than talking on the phone, pays less attention to television than the older group and tends to communicate more over instant-messenger networks. Dr. Rosen said that the newest generations, unlike their older peers, will expect an instant response from everyone they communicate with, and won’t have the patience for anything less. “They’ll want their teachers and professors to respond to them immediately, and they will expect instantaneous access to everyone, because after all, that is the experience they have growing up,” he said. “They should be just like their older brothers and sisters, but they are not.” Join Dr. Rosen as he shares his findings and what it means to teaching today’s students.
Mark your calendars! Sept. 15th at 7pm ET.