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The Next-Generation Learner

Thursday, January 1, 2004


For the past decade, we have talked about how information technology has changed how we work, live, and learn. At the same time, learners have changed. The learning styles, attitudes, and approaches of today's high school students differ from those of 18–22-year-old college students as well adult learners. An essential component of creating effective learning environments is understanding learners. The purpose of this presentation is to describe what we know about the next-generation learner and consider the implications for higher education.

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