Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation

Contributor: Ryan L. Schaaf

Series Synopsis: Due to continuous digital bombardment and the emergence of the new digital landscape, today’s youth process information, interact and communicate in fundamentally different ways than any previous generation before them. Meanwhile, many of us, having grown up in a relatively low-tech, stable, and predictable world, are constantly struggling with the speed of change, technological innovation, and the freedom to access the overwhelming sea of information online – all defining characteristics of the digital world of both today and the swiftly-approaching future.

How many readers had a parent who worked at the same job, or worked in the same industry for more than 20 years? Many, we suspect. Those were different times. In the past, it was common for someone to spend their entire working lifetime in a single career.

Nowadays, the idea of having a single career for life is very …Read more here.

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As a professor and award-winning author, Ryan Schaaf wants to help educators reach all learners. Before higher education, he was a teacher, instructional leader, and mentor. In 2007, he was nominated for Maryland Teacher of the Year.

Ryan’s passion is helping teachers, students, and education leaders see the potential of using modern-day pedagogy and tools for instruction and how to leverage their potential for powerful learning experiences amongst diverse learning populations. His mission is to engage audiences in taking the necessary steps to prepare students for their bright futures.

FETC Presentations:

C227 | A Brief History of the Future of Education

C019 | Game On: Using Digital Games to Transform Learning and Assessment

C106 | Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation: Strategies That Work