The Generational Needs of Students in the Online Learning Environment

Tuesday, March 27 | 2:30PM–3:30PM | St. Gallen, 2nd Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
Today's students are born in a media-rich, networked world with almost infinite possibilities. Their digital lifestyle is about engagement, socialization, entertainment, and psychological development. These students learn, communicate, and socialize in ways very different from any previous generation. How does all of this affect their performance as online students, particularly those in graduate classes with a mix of generational influences? The efficacy of providing varying generations of students with a self-assessment of their online learning strategies and a customized plan to support their learning for success in an online environment will be presented and discussed in this session.


  • Natalie Abell

    Professor, College of Education, The University of Findlay