Proposal Title

Mind the Gap: A Discussion on the Effects of the Generation and Technological Literacy Disparity on Innovation

Presenter Information

Sarah SangregorioFollow

Session Type

Interactive Presentation

Session Location

University Hall, ADP Center 1145

Start Date

30-5-2019 2:15 PM

End Date

30-5-2019 3:00 PM

Key Terms

innovation, generational differences, communication, technical literacy

Brief Abstract

The way Generation Y, Z and beyond communicate and perceive technology is fundamentally different from their professors, most of whom span the Baby Boomer generation and Generation X.

Effective adoption of technology and future bleeding edge innovations hinges on adoption from both a generational standpoint and a technical standpoint. How can we foster both sides in pursuit of successful adoption?

Proposal

I would like to moderate a discussion, based on a number of peer-reviewed and popular sources (Forbes, Pew Research Center), on mitigating the generational and technical issues surrounding not only technology adoption but also innovation.

The way Generation Y, Z and beyond communicate and perceive technology is fundamentally different from their professors, most of whom span the Baby Boomer generation and Generation X.

Effective adoption of technology and future bleeding edge innovations hinges on adoption from both a generational standpoint and a technical standpoint.

Much of the literature is in agreement that there is an issue, but there isn't as much discussion as to how to bridge that gap. How can we foster both sides in pursuit of successful adoption? How can we look at it in a holistic matter as opposed to focusing only on the learner or the educator?

Discussion will be supplemented with videos and written experiences of representatives from different generations to ensure balanced perspectives.

Current student voices will be included in the discussion by including videos in the presentation. In-person student perspectives may be available pending scheduling.

Presenter Website

http://polymath-in-training.com

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May 30th, 2:15 PM May 30th, 3:00 PM

Mind the Gap: A Discussion on the Effects of the Generation and Technological Literacy Disparity on Innovation

University Hall, ADP Center 1145

I would like to moderate a discussion, based on a number of peer-reviewed and popular sources (Forbes, Pew Research Center), on mitigating the generational and technical issues surrounding not only technology adoption but also innovation.

The way Generation Y, Z and beyond communicate and perceive technology is fundamentally different from their professors, most of whom span the Baby Boomer generation and Generation X.

Effective adoption of technology and future bleeding edge innovations hinges on adoption from both a generational standpoint and a technical standpoint.

Much of the literature is in agreement that there is an issue, but there isn't as much discussion as to how to bridge that gap. How can we foster both sides in pursuit of successful adoption? How can we look at it in a holistic matter as opposed to focusing only on the learner or the educator?

Discussion will be supplemented with videos and written experiences of representatives from different generations to ensure balanced perspectives.

Current student voices will be included in the discussion by including videos in the presentation. In-person student perspectives may be available pending scheduling.

https://digitalcommons.montclair.edu/eldc/2019/Thursday/10