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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Author Larry Rosen: ‘iGeneration’ requires a different approach to instruction

Today’s students have grown up with constant tech access and prefer to multitask, says psychology professor Larry Rosen
By Maya T. Prabhu, Assistant Editor

Today’s middle and high school students learn much differently from students just a few years older—and that’s mainly because they’ve never known a world without the internet or cell phones, says psychology professor and author Larry D. Rosen, whose research could give educators valuable insights into the needs of today’s learners.

A new book by Larry Rosen asserts that students who have grown up with constant access to mobile technologies learn—and need to be taught—differently

Children born in the 1990s, dubbed the “iGeneration” by Rosen, live in a time of rapidly changing technology, in which they are constantly connected to a number of mobile technologies. Rosen said the “i” stands for both the technologies these students use—such as the iPod, iPhone, and Wii—and the individualized ways in which students use these tools.

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Source: eSchool News