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Investigating popular Internet applications as supporting e-learning

By Learning Generation Y, M. L. Halse and B. J. Mallinson


This paper introduces generational theory and outlines the characteristics of Generation Y with a particular emphasis on how these relate to their learning styles, and how these characteristics and learning styles differ from previous generations. It then considers a number of common Internet applications popular amongst this generation in terms of their function, relating these to the characteristics of Generation Y as learners. The effectiveness of these technologies as e-learning tools for this generation is examined, and they are found to offer valuable features to assist learning facilitators

Topics: Generational Theory, Popular Internet Technologies, E-Learning Support Tools
Year: 2016
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