Understanding the Digital Generation: Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape

Presented by: Ian Jukes

This course focuses on eight learning attributes and the core teaching and assessment strategies that connect with today’s students, born in the age of the Internet and whose learning habits have been heavily influenced by their digital world. Teachers will learn to develop research-based constructivist models to help students think, explore, and develop their own learning process which will help them with classroom testing and lifelong learning expectations beyond. Information bombardment, interactivity and general communication is fundamentally different for digital natives than previous generations and presenter Ian Jukes introduces neuroscientific and psychological research explaining how the use of technology, including frequent interruptions and shifts in attention, impacts the functions of the brain. Jukes explains how a shift in teaching is required to prepare teachers and students for the Information Age. After identifying and challenging unconscious and outdated assumptions about schools and learning, educators will analyze and update their criteria about what constitutes knowledge, critical thinking, and problem solving to better adapt their instructional practices and assessment strategies to the requirements of the digitized 21st century.


45 Clock Hours $279 View Syllabus Add To Cart

1 Graduate Credit ** $304 View Syllabus Add To Cart

3 Graduate Credits $499 View Syllabus Add To Cart


Applicable towards Capella Masters Degree. Learn more

** Plus additional fee of $55 payable to Adams State University at course completion. See Program Details for more information.

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Ian Jukes

Ian Jukes

Ian Jukes has been a teacher, an administrator, writer, consultant, university instructor, and keynote speaker. He is the d irector of the InfoSavvy Group, an international consulting group that provides leadership and program development in many areas, including assessment and evaluation, strategic alignment, professional development, change management, and hardware and software acquisition.