Dublin eLearning Summer School 2018
20-22 June 2018, DIT Bolton Street
"Teaching Generation Z"
The fully-booked Dublin eLearning Summer School 2018 is now over!
Thank you to all the speakers and participants who made it a really informative, enjoyable and thought provoking event. And thanks also to DIT colleagues in Bolton Street who helped prepare the space for the event, and provided great hospitality.
Photos and recordings of some presentations of the event will be available shortly!
Generation Z are broadly aged 5 - 19 years and are characterized by an over-reliance on technology and 24/7 access to information; have trouble distinguishing fact from fiction; have a tendency to think in a non-linear fashion; and are more risk-averse than previous generations. They are also quite entrepreneurial and have confidence in their ability to change the world, but believe that their college degree is necessary in order to achieve career goals. These are our next generation of students entering higher education. Do we understand them? Are we ready for them? What changes will they bring?
The Dublin eLearning Summer School has been running in various guises since 2002 and a full archive of available materials will shortly be available on the DIT repository, Arrow.