BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - 21
BY JONIQUE WILLIAMS
ou've done it too! Admit it.
You've googled an extremely
particular question, asked for
a time stamp to get to the "good
part" of a video or even abandoned a show you once loved
for an unnecessary prolonged plot line.
We single out Millennials for their need
for efficiency, but our lifestyles and expectations have all been affected by the digital
age. Buffering makes you feel like your
life is passing you by and voicemails have
become auditory torture. Online shopping
has so many sorting filters that you can
narrow your search to one page of items
down to the dollar amount. Our very cells
seem to scream, "get to the point" multiple
times a day. Why? Because optimal time
usage has become the norm. Millennials
aren't going to read the entire chapter if
there is only a paragraph of information
you hold them accountable for in class.
It would be inefficient. Millennials crave
structure and specificity.
So how do we provide the specificity
Millennials need to tune in? We must start
teaching in a way that helps learners zero
in on the connections of the information
we present. Remember when you went to
the library to research a topic? You would
locate seven or eight books, then piece
together the pertinent information you
needed from all those sources. That is not
the life of a Millennial. They have Google
and YouTube. If they want to find out what
the mating call of a mourning dove on the
east side of LaGrange, Georgia in April
sounds like, they can. Here are some tips
to give Millennials the specificity and
structure they crave.
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