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Planning for Neomillennial Learning Styles: Implications for Investments in Technology and Faculty

Saturday, January 1, 2005

Abstract

As colleges and universities adapt to the Net Generation-and as technology continues to change-institutions must also ask, "What's next?" In this last chapter from "Educating the Net Generation", Chris Dede of Harvard University describes how emerging media are fostering neomillennial learning styles. Multiuser virtual environments and ubiquitous computing will allow users to move beyond the desktop interface to much more immersive environments that enhance learning. In turn, learning styles will evolve based on mediated immersion and distributed learning communities. Dede details the implications of neomillennial learning for investments in physical facilities, technology infrastructure, and professional development.

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