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What Drives a Great Learning Experience for Millennial Learners: Swedish and Filipino Observations
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9129-2923
De La Salle University.
2012 (English)In: PELS Online Journal, ISSN 2094-781X, Vol. 3, no 1, 3-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Millennial learners are individuals born after 1985 with very wide exposure to various types of media enhanced by technology. They are persons who had listened to music while in the womb of their mothers and had watched television starting at age 0. Most of them would have had a music player or a game pad or a mobile phone at age 8. (Deterle, Dede and Schrier, 2008) These millenial learners grew up with constant web connectivity at their fingertips to assist them in their homeworks.The present pedagogies our academic institutions employ to support the learning style of the web generation of students may not be as suitable. Social constructivism, transformative learning or problem-based learning, while prevalent in the Asian context, may be more perfect for cognitively dynamic students. Our students nowadays are more adept to constructing knowledge, content (Attwell, 2007) and even more independent in their learning priorities. This study attempts to understand the new learning practices among our students. This study attempts to find out how college students define what a good learning experience is. It is also the intention of the study to explore new educational practices and hopefully drive ways of designing and developing the future of learning activities. The study was conceived in May 2011 and was planned to collect data in the form of short videos in a span of six months, from June to December. There will be two sets of samples, one from the students of De La Salle University of the Philippines (DLSU) and the other from the students of University West (UW) in Sweden.The experiment asked for a two minute video that will be created and expressed by an individual or group of students. This meant planning and organization to compose the thoughts, the message and the content of the video. Since this contains the expression of the students themselves, the self-expression equates to a great degree of authenticity. This paper will impart the results of this experiment, the Great Learning Experience. There weretwenty videos from DLSU and fifteen videos from UW. This paper will tell the methods used in the different classes and the findings. Comparison of the UW and DLSU videos is not includedin the paper.

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Manila: Philippine eLearning Society (PeLS) , 2012. Vol. 3, no 1, 3-9 p.
Keyword [en]
millennial learners, DLSU, UW, learning by doing, self-regulated learning, self-service learning skill, storytelling
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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SOCIAL SCIENCE, Pedagogics; Work Integrated Learning
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-5612OAI: diva2:650706
Available from: 2013-09-23 Created: 2013-09-23 Last updated: 2015-10-14Bibliographically approved

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