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The iPod Generation: Globalizing Science Courses in the Online Environment Presider : LeeAnne Edmonds Presenters: Nahel Awadallah Amy Noel Sampson Community College Generational Differences Research & Literature Not Standardized Variations & Differences Names & Terminology

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the ipod generation

The iPod Generation:

Globalizing Science Coursesin the Online Environment

Presider: LeeAnne Edmonds

Presenters: NahelAwadallah

Amy Noel

Sampson Community College

generational differences research literature
Generational Differences Research & Literature
  • Not Standardized
  • Variations & Differences
  • Names & Terminology
  • Span of Years
  • Generalized
  • Common Values, Behaviors, & History
  • Conflicting Opinions
the lost generation 1883 1900
The Lost Generation(1883–1900)
  • Was named by Ernest Hemingway
  • Known as “World War I Generation”
  • Known as the “Generation of Fire”
  • A generation that was seeking stability
  • Adhere to specific value system and are willing to enforce it
the greatest generation 1901 1924
The Greatest Generation(1901–1924)
  • Named by journalist Tom Brokaw
  • World war II Generation
  • Tom stated that “the soldiers fought not for the fame and recognition, but because it was the right thing to do.”
  • Those who stayed home and who returned from the war contributed significantly to industrialization.
the silent generation 1925 1942
The Silent Generation(1925–1942)
  • Named after the cover story of Time dated Nov. 5th, 1951.
  • It stated their characteristics as “grave and fatalistic, conventional, possessing confused morals, expecting disappointment but desiring faith, and for women, desiring both a career and a family.”
the baby boomers 1943 1960
The Baby Boomers (1943–1960)
  • Describe individuals that were born post world war II baby boom between 1946 and 1964.
  • Having fun by having many babies.
  • Substantial population growth.
  • Seventy-six million American children were born between 1945 and 1964.
  • Known as the “sandwich generation” because they have to take care of their children and elderly parents.
  • They are the first to have television.
  • Rock & roll generation.
  • Contributed to the expansion of individual freedoms.
generation x 1961 1981
Generation X (1961–1981)
  • Family values are changing.
  • Teen agers are sleeping together before marriage.
  • Did not have as many babies.
  • Not as religious.
  • Tolerate authority up to a certain extent.
  • More focused on money than anything.
  • More females in the work place.
  • Individualism becoming important. “what is in it for me”.
  • Influenced by social changes and problems such as high divorce rate, HIV and drugs.
generation y 1982 2001
Generation Y (1982–2001)
  • Higher living costs
  • More ambitious
  • Brand conscious
  • Tend to move jobs more often than previous generations.
  • High divorce rate
  • Working parents
  • Peer oriented
  • IPod generation
generation z 2001 present
Generation Z (2001– present)

If you think we have problems now, wait for “Generation Z”



For now lets worry about the iPOD generation

characteristics of the ipod generation
Characteristics of the iPod Generation
  • “Digital Natives” of the Technology Age
  • Process Information Rapidly
  • Learn Interactively
  • Share Knowledge Informally
  • Group Centric
  • Constant Connectivity
  • Require High Levels of Feedback
  • Value Education
are they really that different
Are They Really That Different?
  • Use Increasingly Sophisticated Technology
  • Shorter Attention Spans
  • Quicker Reaction & Response
  • Read More Than Any Other Generation
  • Difficulty Reasoning & Reflecting
  • Still Undergoing Brain Development
  • Face More Challenges Than Ever Before
is our educational system designed for them
Is Our Educational SystemDesigned For Them?
  • View Lectures as Boring & Uninteresting
  • Become Easily Disengaged
  • Used to Learning in a Highly Interactive Way
  • Need Instant Feedback & Evaluation
  • Want to Work Smarter Not Harder
  • Prefer to Seek Information at Their Own Pace
  • Information Technology Skills May Exceed Those of Their Teachers
the impact of globalization
The Impact of Globalization
  • Related to Economics & Business
  • Implications for Education, Health Care, & Information Technology Sharing
  • The U.S. is no longer Predominant in terms of Research, Science, & Technology
  • Next Generation Needs a Competitive Edge
  • Gen-Y is the First Generation in Decades that may not Surpass Previous Ones
benefits of e learning
Benefits of e-Learning
  • Greater Mobility & Convenience
  • Increases Course Availability
  • Lowers the Cost of Instruction & Tuition
  • No Time Constraints for Students/Faculty
  • Increases Opportunities for Collaboration
  • Increases Access to Wide Variety of Expertise
  • Allows Students to Work at Their Own Pace
  • Creates a Global Learning Community
challenges of online courses
Challenges of Online Courses
  • Interactive Laboratory Exercises
  • Understanding Difficult Topics
  • Group Work and Interaction
  • Instructor/Student Communication
  • Class Integrity: Attendance and Exams
  • Retention Rate
laboratory ideas
Laboratory Ideas
  • Campus/Hybrid – Face-to-Face or Online with Labs on Campus
  • Simulations – Do not provide practical laboratory skills or measurement, instrumentation, and analysis.
  • Commercial Lab Kits – LabPaqs dispel the myth of online lab science

Examples Of Exercises

  • EXERCISE 1: Using the Microscope
  • EXERCISE 2: Histology
  • EXERCISE 3: Classification of Body Membranes
  • EXERCISE 4: Overview of the Skeletal System
  • EXERCISE 5: The Axial and Appendicular Skeleton
  • EXERCISE 6: Joints and Body Movements
  • EXERCISE 7: Organization of Muscle Tissue
  • EXERCISE 8: Gross Anatomy of the Muscular System
  • EXERCISE 9: Muscle Physiology
  • EXERCISE 10: Organization of Nervous Tissue
  • EXERCISE 11: Gross Anatomy of the Central Nervous System
  • EXERCISE 12: Reflex and Sensory Physiology
  • Generational Differences are not Definitive
  • Observations About Online Learning
  • Technology can be Used to Enhance Instruction
  • Distance Education and Face-to-Face Instruction can be Equally Effective
  • Access to Information does not Equal Knowledge
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