Students in a University of Central Florida were in for a surprise when their professor challenged them to see if they could survive completely “unplugged” for one week (actually it was five days).
Students in a University of Central Florida class were in for a surprise when their professor challenged them to see if they could survive completely “unplugged” for one week (actually it was five days).
No cell phones, iPods, portable CD players, text messaging, e-mail, computers, TVs, DVDs, video games.
Computers and cell phones could be used for work and school. Land-line phones and radios were OK, too.
The results in my eyes are pretty indicative of what is highlighted in Social Citizens. Millennials are living an immersed lifestyle, downloading music to their iPods, at the same time they’re checking their facebook profiles, texting their friends, all while “doing their homework.”
The generation gap that exists when it comes to technology – particularly between Boomers and Millennials is pretty apparent, and while it may not be necessary for our parents and teachers to embrace it or even keep up with it – it’s important they understand and learn about it, if they want to know how to connect and find us!