Impact Of Technology In Educating Gen Z: A Global Perspective

digitalLEARNING|August 2019

Impact Of Technology In Educating Gen Z: A Global Perspective
The next generation of students thinks, behaves and learns differently as they have been born and raised in the technology-immersed environment. Thus, it becomes significant for the educators to focus on creating student-centric curricula to cater to the interests and preferences of Gen Z learners and involving them as active participants, writes Rumani Arora of Elets News Network (ENN).
Rumani Arora

Do you remember a 2014 advertisement where a newborn baby cuts his umbilical cord on his own, seconds after coming out of his mother’s womb, simply by learning it from the Internet? No matter how exaggerated it came across then, in present times we are metaphorically moving towards that era where children see technology right after they open their eyes in the world. The impact of technology has become so huge and intermediating that our present generation is living and breathing it.

Dubbed as Gen Z, the next generation of students thinks, behave and learns differently because they have been born and raised in the technology-immersed environment. It will not be inappropriate to say that members of Generation Z are predominantly digital natives.

And to educate this league of students effectively, it becomes significant for the educators to focus on creating environments and curricula that are student-centered, matching up to the interests and preferences of Gen Z learners and involving them as active participants. On the whole, technology should be intertwined in such a manner that it becomes an enabler in educating Gen Z.

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