Coming Soon to a Classroom Near You: Gen Z!

Presenter: Beverly Amer, Northern Arizona University Just when you thought you understood your Millennial (Gen Y) students, Gen Z is now poised to arrive on college campuses this fall. and they're nothing like their Gen Y predecessors! This session will present the latest research findings on the next generation of students and how educators can help equip themselves NOW to prepare for engagement and success in their courses.

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Coming Soon to a Classroom Near You: Gen Z!

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Presenter: Beverly Amer, Northern Arizona University Just when you thought you understood your Millennial (Gen Y) students, Gen Z is now poised to arrive on college campuses this fall. and they're nothing like their Gen Y predecessors! This session will present the latest research findings on the next generation of students and how educators can help equip themselves NOW to prepare for engagement and success in their courses.
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  1. Slide 1

    • Gen Z: They’re Here!
    • Beverly Amer
    • Northern Arizona University
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    • Who We Know…Gen Y
    • Born
    • 1982 - 1994
    • 80 million ~ 25% of population
    • Optimistic, follow your passion!
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    • Meet Generation Z
    • Born 1995 to present
    • 57 million of ‘em (so far) ~ 18% of US population
    • Cautious, pragmatic, inspired to change the world!
    • (26% volunteer)
  4. Some Stats…

    Slide 4 - Some Stats…

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    • 40% of 18-31 year olds live with a parent
    • 60% prefer using digital products for coursework
    • 25% of students pick Apple FIRST when asked to name a popular brand
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  6. True Digital Natives…

    Slide 6 - True Digital Natives…

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    • Prefer Digital
    • Like E-Books
    • Need for Speed
    • Google for instant answers
    • Texting over e-mail
    • Social
    • FOMO
    • Privacy not much of a concern
    • TV & Mobile phones are most popular
    • Would rather give up allowance than Internet
    • 40% prefer talking online to friends
    • Media “
    • snackers
    • ” with 8 second attention spans
    • Yet – they love Snapchat, Secret, Whisper
    • 5 device multi-
    • taskers
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  8. Higher Education Plans

    Slide 8 - Higher Education Plans

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    • 1 in 2
    • Gen Z
    • 1 in 3 Gen Y
    • 1 in 4 Gen X
  9. Millennials vs. Gen Z

    Slide 9 - Millennials vs. Gen Z

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  10. Slide 10

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  11. Gen Z Social Media Usage

    Slide 11 - Gen Z Social Media Usage

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    • 90% Facebook
    • 64% Instagram
    • 26% Twitter
    • 52% YouTube and other sites
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  13. What Does All This Mean for Your Classes?

    Slide 13 - What Does All This Mean for Your Classes?

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    • Pragmatic orientation
    • Explain the WHY at the outset
    • Cautious orientation
    • Self-Directed, multi-generational upbringing
    • Don’t need to be “hand held”
    • Mitigate risk (multiple attempts, online help)
  14. What Does All This Mean for Your Classes?

    Slide 14 - What Does All This Mean for Your Classes?

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    • Get Social
    • Use YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest
    • Assist with Intelligent Searching
    • Explain Academic Integrity
    • Sharing isn’t always appropriate
    • Google, Wikipedia
    • Online chat, live streaming of content