A. Damien Walmsley, BDS Net Gen LearnersMSc PhD
Professor and Web Team
Melissa Peet, PhD
ePortfolio Project Manager
Lynn Johnson, PhD
Professor and Director of Dental Informatics
John L. Zimmerman, DDS,
Assistant Dean, Information Resources
Associate Director, Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning
• To list the characteristics of millennial learners Net Gen Learners
• To recognize how these characteristics could be barriers to traditional learning principles used in the dental education
• To explain how these characteristics could be leveraged through proven learning principles to enhance teaching and learning
• To appraise existing and emerging technologies and align them learning principles and learning spaces
• To discuss the characteristics of an vigorous online learning community and examine the technology and cultural conditions that enable this type of collaborative learning
• To demonstrate new models of elearning and their integration into traditional learning and teaching practices
• To show approaches to using elearning at both undergraduate and graduate level
• To discuss methods of involving faculty and students in generating learning materials.
Educating the Net Generation www.educause.edu/EducatingtheNetGeneration/5989
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44 Max 38 Max
Most of the time, I do not take many notes during class. I find it hard to pay attention and take notes. For this reason, I stopped attending lectures because I listen to the audio of the lecture with the slides. I can stop the lecture if I need to take notes or slow it down if the lecturer is talking too fast. By the end of the year, I realized that this method was the best use of my time.
Don’t use it (technology) as an excuse not to teach. It should supplement education, not replace it. Professors use PowerPoint as a means of packing more information than they should into a lecture, because if they were to have to actually write it on the board, it would take three hours instead of one.
My ability to understand the material is greatly related to the availability of PowerPoint slides. This is a sad fact since PowerPoint absolves the speakers of having to really know whatever they are talking about. Thus, we end up with professors who have forgotten what it means to give a presentation. The lectures are those from professors who used PowerPoint sparingly and learned how to teach instead of write to confuse.
Interdisciplinary multimedia assignments and projects
learning strategies outlined in the Greater Expectations report
When thinking about integrating technology into the curriculum, Chickering and Gamson’s seven principles of good practice continue to be sound:
One can't replace a good lecturer by the use of technology. Bad teachers teach badly with or without technology, good teachers do it right with or without it.