Foo Foo About: Designing Learning/ Training for Generational Differences Myths

Here are some online resources about this Foo Foo/ Myth…

DO GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES MATTER IN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN?*

2006. By: P R O F E S S O R   T H O M A S   C .   R E E V E S  – University of Georgia

This paper addresses:

The following questions are addressed in this paper:
• What chronological schemes are used to distinguish among the various generations (e.g.,
Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the Net Generation) in today’s workplace?
• What is known about the differences among the generations with respect to values, work
habits, and motivators in the workplace?
• What is known about differences among the generations in today’s workplace across gender,
race, and socioeconomic status?
• What is known about the differences in technology skills and information literacy among
Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the Net Generation?
• What is known about the preferences for different approaches to training among Baby
Boomers, Generation X, and the Net Generation?
• What evidence can be found for the differential efficacy of various pedagogical approaches
(instructional models) for educating, training, and supporting the performance of workers
belonging to Generation X and the Net Generation?
• What evidence can be found for the differential efficacy of various learning technologies for
educating, training, and supporting the performance of workers belonging to Generation X
and the Net Generation?

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Janet Clarey on: Multiple Generational Learning in the Workplace

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Learning_Model_Clark_Final 

Richard E. Clark clark@usc.edu Center for Cognitive Technology

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From Marci Paino writing for Chief Learning Officer November 15, 2911 –

Another E-Learning and Gen Y Myth Debunked here.

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CLO Magazine

Contrary to the headlines about generational differences, new research on learning needs and retention reveals shared views on workplace training and technology across generations.

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Please add additional resources – about “evidence” and not just “opinions” – either way – in the comments section below.

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