Friday, 17 January 2014

Dealing with Generation Z Participants in a Training Workshop

Being either an internal trainer for your company or a corporate trainer hired for companies, you may come across a mixed group during your workshop training sessions.  This article teaches us about our upcoming generation who may already be working right now.  Read this article taken from the internet, to find out how to educate and understand their learning abilities further.

Generation Z, the Internet Generation, are those who are born between mid 1990s. They grew up with computers and the World Wide Web, and they’re comfortable with all kinds of technology, from smart phones to MP3 players to iPads. Most of them conduct their social lives via texting and social media, and spend more time watching YouTube then network television.

5 Tips to understand about GEN Z learning abilities.

  • Use technology’s immediate feedback to motivate and increase their learning confidence. Computer-based educational games and independent projects can give a broad range of feelings of empowerment and accomplishment.
  • Engage them by planning projects and activities that allow collaboration online. Blogging, podcasting and digital media are some of the new tools that allow them to connect with each other and with others around the world.
  • Take advantage of Gen Z’s increased visual learning ability by enhancing lectures with film, PowerPoint presentations and digital images.
  • Help them develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, especially in their use of technology. Provide instruction on how to find reliable and reputable sources when searching online.
  • Train them to focus their attention on a single task that has depth and complexity. Present challenges that require concentrated effort for success.
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