The article discusses a research study on comparing, ranking and identifying the learning environment preferred by millennial generation students. It reviews the specific traits of millennials and how their expectations of colleges and universities differ from other generations and interviewed faculty members on techniques employed in teaching millennial students in a College of Business Administration in California. Findings showed the desire of millennials to use technology in learning.
An essay is presented on the rapport of millennial students with instructors and influence of helicopter parents. It explores the millennial-parent relationship and impact of instructor-student rapport. The author stated that adapting instructional research to reflect the characteristics and values of the generation will help students meet their great potential.
Students in the Millennial Generation (late 20s and younger) have been raised in an environment in which individuality is highly valued and information, entertainment, and social interactions are unlimited and at their fingertips. As a result, these students may have different educational expectations and needs than previous generations. Class discussions, if conducted correctly, can be a learning activity that complements the learning styles of this variety seeking, collaborative generation.