Millennials on Technology

January 3, 2007

A recent roundtable discussion including a dozen members of "the net generation" explored the impact of technology on student, and campus, culture. Students who grew up with video games and expect that level of interactivity are using FaceBook, MySpace, iPods, and IM -- and are often too impatient to read newspapers or books. Many watch cartoons, comedy, or TV shows -- on YouTube, not on TV. At university, they are accustomed to submitting essays electronically, think the average lecture is "boring," and prefer the integration of multimedia or hands-on computer work. Chronicle of Higher Education (requires subscription)