Teaching Digital Arts to Millennials and Generation Z Students

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These two young generations, Millennials and Generation Z, have distinct qualities that set them apart from the rest of the population. But how well do you know them? If you’re the employer or teacher of those born in these eras, can you tell how you’ll teach or train them well? To make your work easier, here’s an infographic from CIIT that compares these generations’ traits, values, and practices that affect their way of learning digital arts. What can the corporate world or schools expect from them? Read on and discover more.

Who Are the Millennials?

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are people born from 1980 to mid-1990s. In the Philippines alone, they form a third of our country’s population. According to Rappler, they’re the ones politicians address; the ones marketers try to persuade and convince; and the ones companies want to hire.

Who Are Generation Z?

Generation Zs, also known as Post-Millennials, iGeneration, or Gen Z, are people born from 1996 to mid-2000s. In addition, they make up over 20% of the country’s population. As they enter college and/or the workforce, they’ll be the next group colleges and firms need to reckon. In fact, they’re the first generation born and raised in the era of mobile devices and social media.

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How to Engage Them in Learning Digital Arts

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To engage youngsters further in learning digital arts, Teche-Macquarie University’s blog urges mentors to try three approaches.

1. Use a Variety of Media.

Engage your students to apply rather a variety of media and speak using their language. Add relevant images, audios, and videos in your presentations and online course content. In particular, avoid text-heavy PowerPoint slides and aim to engage their senses through hands-on classroom activities.

2. Show Them You’re Real.

Let your students know you’re a real person. Play also an active role in communicating with your students in the class. Welcome and maximize the use of social media to reach them.

3. Prove You’re an Active Practitioner.

Show your students who you are, and why they should listen to you. In the same way, one effective way to hold them is to show them your passion for your craft. Share your knowledge both in and outside the classroom. So, if you’re an active practitioner in your chosen field, prove it. Show your work or invite your students to one of your seminars.

Millennials and Gen Z have varied ways of using and learning digital arts and technology. Besides being one of the country’s leading digital arts schools, CIIT also strives to be the top go-to destination for Millennial and Gen Z studying digital arts. Hence, it makes great efforts to keep up with the trends and align its programs to the needs and interests of these digital arts students.

CIIT, the leading digital arts school in the Philippines offers senior high school, diploma, bachelor’s degree, and specialist programs pros and students can choose. Check out our website to learn more about our digital arts courses.

Sources: rappler.com | teche.ltc.mq.edu.au | inc.com | businessinsider.com | adeccousa.com | sites.google.com | forbes.com | facultyfocus.com | growingleaders.com | teche.ltc.mq.edu.au | huffingtonpost.com | careerplanner.com |
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