The University of Texas at Tyler Magazine - Spring 2011

The Digital Generation

UT Tyler iPad in classroom

Millennials, students born between 1980 and 2000, make up the majority of today’s college students. These are students who have been exposed to the digital age since infancy. They accept technology as a way of life and are comfortable with using the latest digital tools socially and for learning. 

According to Project Tomorrow’s latest annual SpeakUp report of students across the nation, 85 percent of high school students report having an iPod, 70 percent own a laptop or netbook and 30 percent have smartphones. One survey found that 71 percent of online teens said they relied mostly on Internet sources for their last big school project (Lenhart, Rainie & Lewis, 2001). 

In light of the ever-changing needs of students, it is important to know how to reach these students.

 

Special Section: UT Tyler Arms Students for High-Tech Revolution

 

 

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