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Generation Z: Educating and Engaging the Next Generation of Students

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... In this regard, Generation Z is said to place a particularly high value on equality and fairness in all situations (Goh & Okumus, 2020). Seemiller and Grace (2017) found in their study that Generation Z students truly believe in their ability to change the world despite the frustration about the persistent injustices within society. ...
... With regards to Generation Z, Seemiller and Grace (2017) researched the career aspirations of Generation Z students and found that this generational cohort is strongly driven by intrinsic work values. Participants of their study revealed the importance of happiness and enjoyment in their future careers and shared that true passion for a job outweighs the desire for a high salary. ...
... Analysis of the literature review based on Generation Z's global work values shows that they highly value intrinsic rewards (Seemiller & Grace, 2017), and some studies also suggest that they prioritize intrinsic over extrinsic rewards (Adecco, 2015). In terms of altruistic rewards, it is found that contributing to the community is considered very important for Generation Z (Broadbent et al., 2017). ...
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Purpose: Employers face the challenge of preparing for a new, upcoming generational cohort that is different in its expectations of the workplace, which goes hand-in-hand with its values. Therefore, Generation Z in Austria must receive detailed attention because it will make up a significant proportion of the workforce in the future. Questions will emerge about how to recruit this cohort or how to retain them. This research fills this gap by analyzing their espoused national cultural values and corresponding work values while considering the implications of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Design/Method/Approach: This quantitative research surveyed 137 Austrians from Generation Z. Findings: The results show a low Power Distance score, concluding that Austrian Generation Z does not prefer unequally distributed power; a low preference for Collectivism, a higher preference for Uncertainty Avoidance, and lower Masculinity. In terms of work values, Austrian Generation Z demonstrated the strongest preference for intrinsic and social rewards and emphasized the importance of offering benefits such as remote work opportunities and flexibility in scheduling work. Theoretical Implications: This study shows that espoused national cultural values impact work values in the context of Austrian Gen Z. Thus, both the espoused national cultural framework and the work values framework can be considered suitable for investigating values differences. Practical Implications: Human Resources practices should be adapted to successfully recruit and retain Austrian Generation Z. Originality/Value: This research is among the early attempts to not only understand how espoused national cultural values and COVID impact the work values of Generation Z in Austria. Research Limitations/Future Research: The smaller sample size and the over representation of females impact the extent to which findings can be generalized to all of Generation Z in Austria. Future research should expand the sample within Austria and internationally. Acknowledgments: This paper is the further development of the first author's thesis. Thank you to all of those who contributed to and supported these efforts. Paper type: Empirical
... The environment and surrounding values affect the individual basic social values and consuming habits of each generation (Seckin, 2000). Gen Z, born after 1995 (Chillakuri & Mahanandia, 2018;Lanier, 2017) with a high exposure to the digital platforms, also known as Net generation and I generation (Seemiller & Grace, 2017). They grew up with technology along with the World Wide Web, YouTube, cell phones, and, iPods (Kapil & Roy, 2014). ...
... Gen Z tends to have more realistic expectations and like to make informed decisions while sharing their ideas and opinions (Schawbel, 2014). They prefer ethical organisations that work on the principle of justice and equity (Seemiller & Grace, 2017) with a proclivity towards a diverse work culture (Ozkan & Solmaz, 2015). Additionally, they give more importance to financial security and peaceful life (Seemiller & Grace, 2017;Turner, 2015). ...
... They prefer ethical organisations that work on the principle of justice and equity (Seemiller & Grace, 2017) with a proclivity towards a diverse work culture (Ozkan & Solmaz, 2015). Additionally, they give more importance to financial security and peaceful life (Seemiller & Grace, 2017;Turner, 2015). Moreover, their entrepreneurial drive makes them seek freelancing, which gives them autonomy and less degree of supervision from the direct managers (Grow & Yang, 2018). ...
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The world is witnessing a rise in the game-changing service-based platforms; hence, a research-based case study on Urban Company (UC), the fastest-growing Indian start-up, has been developed using secondary sources of information. UC provides a platform for different services ranging from plumbing, electrical, cleaning to yoga, etc., and acts as a mobile marketplace. The company maintains a record of its service providers (also known as partners) and presents the list of such providers to the customers on its mobile app. This case study explores the different HR practices of the company for its full-time employees versus partners to highlight the differences in benefits available to the UC’s contract workers vis-à-vis permanent workers; also, the case discusses why and how the company might assign the status of a full-time employee to its partners. The study suggests that for sustaining its competitive position in the long run UC needs to maintain a balance between providing excellence in service and receiving continuous support of a trusted pool of professionals through providing “employee status” to its partners.
... Advances in ICT are particularly prominent in developing and using the internet. It is an almost infinite source of information and an effective communication tool because it removes geographical, temporal, social and cultural barriers and obstacles, allowing access to sources never available before [11,20,106,107]. ...
... Globally, the main areas of concern in recent years have been the environment (environmental justice, sustainability, climate change), diversity and inclusion (race, gender, social class, religion, disabilities), economic liberalism and the inequalities it causes, as well as international migration [106,126,127]. Climate change, pollution and other related issues have become pervasive in media and popular culture [105]. ...
... They are honest, altruistic and socially responsible [10]. They want to make the world a better place and are willing to put effort into achieving it [106,107]. Hence, they engage in various social initiatives, and their activities often go beyond the existing systems and structures. ...
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Smart sustainable cities represent a great challenge for the modern world. Generation Z (Gen Z), whose representatives are now entering adult life, will play a key role in the implementation of this concept. The purpose of this study is to investigate the nature of the relationship between the evaluation of smart mobility’s importance for a smart city and the attitudes and behaviours of Generation Z members in the context of sustainability, use of ICT, and their declarative and actual participation in smart-city activities. The diagnostic survey method was used to achieve the research objective. The authors designed the questionnaire based on a literature analysis. The research sample consisted of 484 representatives of Generation Z—students of universities located in a smart city, Lublin (Poland). The collected data was statistically analysed using the following methods and statistical tests: Cronbach’s alpha, Pearson’s chi-square test for independence, symmetric measures: Cramer’s V, and the contingency coefficient. The analysis of the obtained research results confirms that the conscious approach of Generation Z to sustainability has a significant and positive impact on their evaluation of actions taken in the field of smart mobility for a smart city. A similar relationship was confirmed with regard to the relationship between ICT use and smart-mobility evaluation. The significant and positive impact of young people’s participation in smart cities on their evaluation of smart-mobility solutions’ importance was not fully and unequivocally confirmed. In conclusion, the Generation Z representatives’ awareness of the importance of sustainability and caring for the natural environment was confirmed by their desire to be pro-ecological in the areas of smart mobility studied in the paper. Moreover, young people who constantly use the latest technologies see their huge potential for the development of smart mobility in cities. However, despite the growing expectations of citizens’ active attitudes and their increasing participation in smart-mobility development, it seems that the representatives of Generation Z are not really interested in it. Their declarations of willingness to join various opinion-forming and decision making processes do not actually transform them into active co-creators of smart-mobility solutions. Changing this approach can be an educational, organisational and technological challenge for smart-city authorities. The obtained research results could be used as guidelines for facilitating the search for innovative solutions in the area of smart mobility, improving the quality of life of smart-city residents based on the principle of sustainable development.
... This phenomenon has been given even more emphasis during the COVID-19 pandemic, where Gen Z members had to pivot to synchronous and asynchronous online learning environments. Regardless of the platform (faceto-face or online), Gen Z desires a curriculum involving innovative, experiential projects with hands-on learning components (Hernandez-de-Menendez et al., 2020;Seemiller, 2016). Without the blending of online and face-to-face educational components, members of Gen Z will seek different educational opportunities and even consider switching degree plans or universities (Selingo, 2021). ...
... As Social Investors, Gen Z is conscious about justice, equality, diversity, and inclusivity (JEDI) (Selingo, 2021). Gen Z contains a diverse set of students emerging into higher education, with a greater understanding and want of inclusion and understanding of the impact of diversity (Seemiller, 2016). As Chill Worker Bees, generational members have not been faced with many struggles as they were born after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and have faced economic decline. ...
... Members of the generation desire a blended learning environment which incorporates experiential learning opportunities in both face-to-face and online formats. They are categorized as Social Investigators (change agents concerned with JEDI issues), Chill Worker Bees (relaxed attitudes), and Go Getters (entrepreneurs motivated by rank and rewards) (Leslie et al., 2021;Selingo, 2021;Seemiller, 2016;and Rodriguez et al., 2019). ...
... They want self-paced, self-directed, autonomous learning that allows them to choose what and how they study. Seemiller and Grace (2017) discovered that while these students like studying in a social setting with others, they prefer working independently. Generation Z is likely to benefit from a blended learning approach since this group's traits include a need for face-to-face connection, pragmatic responses to challenges, a self-reliant attitude, a willingness to work alone and in team settings, and the capacity to swiftly access different resources to fulfil goals and objectives and learn by doing (Howe, 2014;Seemiller & Grace 2017). ...
... Seemiller and Grace (2017) discovered that while these students like studying in a social setting with others, they prefer working independently. Generation Z is likely to benefit from a blended learning approach since this group's traits include a need for face-to-face connection, pragmatic responses to challenges, a self-reliant attitude, a willingness to work alone and in team settings, and the capacity to swiftly access different resources to fulfil goals and objectives and learn by doing (Howe, 2014;Seemiller & Grace 2017). With such qualities, blended learning settings appear to provide considerable possibility for learning to occur effectively with this cohort. ...
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Teacher education programs have been continuously explored on various aspects; many challenges remain when it comes to the effective preparation of pre-service teachers in meeting the needs of Generation Z students, primarily in terms of teaching and assessment. With a new generation of students entering our educational institutions, one that has grown up with information and communication technology (ICT) as an everyday aspect of their lives and is tech-savvy, we need a robust teacher education system to ensure that the Generation Zers' needs in terms of teaching and assessment are met. This chapter focuses on the importance of teacher education programs in preparing competent pre-service teachers who are assessment literate and can confidently administer digital-based assessments.
... Respecto a los estudiantes, considerados como alfabetizados digitalmente y altamente conectados, los datos emergentes indican una mayor disposición de su parte a participar con soluciones basadas en la tecnología (Seemiller y Grace, 2017). Por lo tanto, es necesario que los conceptos que están aprendiendo tengan una aplicabilidad más amplia que solo un ejemplo práctico; además, es importante ofrecer oportunidades de participación comunitaria y abordar necesidades sociales (Seemiller y Grace, 2017). ...
... Respecto a los estudiantes, considerados como alfabetizados digitalmente y altamente conectados, los datos emergentes indican una mayor disposición de su parte a participar con soluciones basadas en la tecnología (Seemiller y Grace, 2017). Por lo tanto, es necesario que los conceptos que están aprendiendo tengan una aplicabilidad más amplia que solo un ejemplo práctico; además, es importante ofrecer oportunidades de participación comunitaria y abordar necesidades sociales (Seemiller y Grace, 2017). ...
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Preparação e desenvolvimento de um curso de pré-anatomia destinado a alunos do programa acadêmico de Medicina e Cirurgia Resumen Este artículo presenta la preparación y desarrollo de un curso de conceptua-lización de bases anatómicas llamado pre-anatomía, el cual fue mediado por las tecnologías de la información y comunicación (tic) para estudiantes universitarios de primer año del programa académico de Medicina y Cirugía de la Universidad del Valle (Cali-Colombia). El trabajo siguió las premisas epistemológicas del conocimiento tecnológico y pedagógico del contenido, y se diseñaron cuatro módulos para la enseñanza, aprendizaje y evaluación: 1) Teoría anatómica, 2) Dibujo anatómico, 3) Manejo de plataformas virtuales y 4) Literacidad Médica. En este artículo se exponen las actividades planeadas para cada una de las clases del primer módulo, que partieron de entrevistas a profesores expertos en el área para conocer la representación del contenido (CoRe) de conceptos fundamentales de la Anatomía Macroscópica Humana, y los objetivos de enseñanza, que incluyeron la integración de competencias científicas a través de la construcción de modelos anatómicos. El proceso de preparación y desarrollo del curso permitió hacer una propuesta de enseñanza, aprendizaje y evaluación (E-AEv) orientada a disminuir el énfasis transmisio-nista, en el que el profesor es el centro del proceso, a una E-A-Ev centrada en el estudiante. Palabras clave anatomía humana; educación médica; enseñanza; aprendizaje; tic.
... The format of our case scenario activity also benefits and caters to Generation Z students, who currently comprise the majority of undergraduate students in post-secondary education. According to Seemiller and Grace (2017), Generation Z students prefer active and applied learning and learning through digital formats (e.g., watching videos), components that are embedded within this activity. In addition to catering to the learning preferences and interests of Generation Z students, our case scenario activity also targets important science process skills that reportedly require improvement among this generation of students (Seemiller and Grace 2017;Seibert 2021). ...
... According to Seemiller and Grace (2017), Generation Z students prefer active and applied learning and learning through digital formats (e.g., watching videos), components that are embedded within this activity. In addition to catering to the learning preferences and interests of Generation Z students, our case scenario activity also targets important science process skills that reportedly require improvement among this generation of students (Seemiller and Grace 2017;Seibert 2021). ...
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In undergraduate science education, emphasis is often placed on teaching subject matter rather than science process skills (e.g., critical thinking, problem solving). Although important to scientific training, these skills are often not taught because science educators do not feel equipped to teach them. We therefore present a case-scenario activity that aims to facilitate the development of science process skills. This activity, which takes the form of a visual novel, asks students to generate hypotheses for the seemingly odd events that are described in the story. We implemented this activity in a science-process-focused course. Upon completion of the activity, we asked students to submit a written response to the prompt: “What are you taking away from the activity?” In this exploratory study, we conducted a qualitative analysis of these written responses to ascertain whether meaningful codes and themes related to science process would arise from this open-ended prompt. Based on student responses, four main themes emerged: scientific inquiry, student satisfaction, flexibility, and collaboration. These results demonstrated the activity was both enjoyable, and it successfully enabled students to apply science process skills. We offer this activity in anticipation it will provide educators with a tool to include these skills in their classes.
... They prefer individualized learning (e.g., flexible schedules), engaging and visual learning environments (Chicca & Shellenbarger, 2018). "They prefer individual learning to focus, set their own pace, and make meaning of their learning before having to share that meaning with others" (Seemiller & Grace, 2017). But also, they need a self-assessment and an instant and individual feedback for their actions while learning (Seemiller & Grace, 2017). ...
... "They prefer individual learning to focus, set their own pace, and make meaning of their learning before having to share that meaning with others" (Seemiller & Grace, 2017). But also, they need a self-assessment and an instant and individual feedback for their actions while learning (Seemiller & Grace, 2017). Hence, the disadvantages of these hands-on computational activities for Gen Z's CT learning can be seen at this point. ...
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For the 21st century learners, Millennials and Gen-Z students, the concept of Computational Thinking (CT) has been inclusively affirmed in higher education with different teaching methods and strategies. However, it has been almost a decade that Generation Z students form the main bulk of students in classrooms. And their distinct characteristics from the Millennials have necessitated rethinking educational practices, pedagogies and teaching approach to provide an optimal and holistic learning environment that meets their learning needs. In this regard, by scrutinizing the contemporary approach to the concept of Computational Thinking, this article discusses the pedagogical alignment of CT in architecture education by addressing its cognitive contributions as a mental tool for the 21st century learners. It highlights the challenges of teaching computational thinking within the current pedagogical framework in architecture education by regarding the learning preferences and attributes of Generation-Z.
... ). Ainsi, ils sont en quête d'épanouissement au travers de leurs passions et de la défense des causes qui les touchent. Ils souhaitent faire la différence(Seemiller et Grace, 2017).En outre, ils sont en quête d'interactions dans leur apprentissage et sont plus enclins à mobiliser du contenu pédagogique numérique sous format vidéo ou audio plutôt que sous format texte(Moore et al., 2017;Seemiller et Grace, 2017;Dolot, 2018;Seemiller et Clayton, 2019). Dolot (2018) précise alors que « si l'on considère le changement d'attitude/aptitude des étudiants de GenZ, les technologies émergentes ne sont pas seulement pertinentes et bénéfiques, elles sont impératives pour favoriser le développement des capacités et des caractéristiques naturelles des étudiants ». ...
... ). Ainsi, ils sont en quête d'épanouissement au travers de leurs passions et de la défense des causes qui les touchent. Ils souhaitent faire la différence(Seemiller et Grace, 2017).En outre, ils sont en quête d'interactions dans leur apprentissage et sont plus enclins à mobiliser du contenu pédagogique numérique sous format vidéo ou audio plutôt que sous format texte(Moore et al., 2017;Seemiller et Grace, 2017;Dolot, 2018;Seemiller et Clayton, 2019). Dolot (2018) précise alors que « si l'on considère le changement d'attitude/aptitude des étudiants de GenZ, les technologies émergentes ne sont pas seulement pertinentes et bénéfiques, elles sont impératives pour favoriser le développement des capacités et des caractéristiques naturelles des étudiants ». ...
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L’expérience étudiante non-académique est devenue un levier incontournable au sein des écoles de commerce françaises pour faire face aux transformations de leur marché, comme en témoigne l’évolution des comportements des étudiants. Ces derniers, appartenant à la génération Z, possèdent des usages digitaux qui impactent directement leurs attentes vis-à-vis des établissements. Dans ce cadre, proposer des services non-académiques numériques de bonne qualité devient central pour influencer la satisfaction étudiante.Ce travail est réalisé dans le cadre d’un dispositif CIFRE au sein d’un cabinet de conseil en stratégie et s’appuie sur une méthodologie mixte au travers d’une recherche-intervention et d’une étude quantitative. Les résultats mettent en avant l’impact positif de la qualité perçue des services numériques non-académiques sur la satisfaction étudiante, les services associés à la vie quotidienne ayant la plus grande d’influence. Un biais de surconfiance est également démontré : les étudiants de la génération Z surestiment leurs compétences numériques. Enfin, la méconnaissance de l’offre de services disponible nuit à la satisfaction.
... On another part, a microlearning approach can be seen in various forms, such as the use of short videos, an aspect that can be very effective in attracting and increasing learning opportunities (Tan & Pearce, 2011). Moreover, it is imperative to consider that Gen Z individuals have a short attention span (Seemiller & Grace, 2017), which could mean that applying microlearning may have a positive effect on these learners. ...
... The strategy undertaken during the coronavirus confinement period was successful because microlearning was applied with the use of multimedia ad hoc for Generation Z individuals, which is considered an efficient tactic to increase learning opportunities (Tan & Pearce, 2011), fostering a positive experience in the participants of the present study as they were inspired to interact with digital content and an innovative approach as well as with a digital environment. In addition, it was fruitful since, unlike longlasting traditional classes, videos and activities were covered in a few minutes, tackling this generation's weakness of having a short attention span (Seemiller & Grace, 2017). The prior was interpreted given that the high schoolers had to see the short video clips in order to do the quizzes where some answers could have been gotten correct by chance but not others, as some were built in an open-ended format, forcing them to contribute with an elaborate answer. ...
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The following paper covers an intervention conducted in Mexican high schools where educational conditions demand innovation in the teaching of English. Hence, Generation Z characteristics, microlearning, and mobile learning served as background for a new way of promoting a better learning experience. The purpose of this study was to enhance the teaching-learning experience of English in high schoolers by using online quizzes that integrated multimedia materials. Action research was used hand in hand with grounded theory by appealing to qualitative and quantitative techniques for data analysis. Findings revealed that the use of online quizzes with video clips to transmit knowledge fostered a positive experience in foreign language learning as learners were inspired to flexibly interact with digital academic content; likewise, an attractive and innovative humanistic approach, and an easily accessible digital learning environment were promoted. Among the main conclusions, it can be highlighted that educational issues are unique in every context; therefore, educators need to consider their students’ and community’s traits to find a proper solution to issues that emerge.
... One of the wonderful characteristics that Internet technology has bestowed on this generation is their ability to be engaged in multiple subjects at once. The Z Generation like activities and games that express different themselves (Seemiller and Grace, 2017). Socializing over the Internet, consuming quickly, practicality and speed, interactivity, efficiency, dissatisfaction, and being result-oriented are among their most important traits (Hainline et al., 2010). ...
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We live in a digital society where people can use their smartphones daily and just by a click, everything can be controlled and performed. As long as our world improves we as humans strive to find out more about life and the meaning of it. Every day we create new connections, share emotions with family and friends, but do we have time to think about the meaning of our lives? This research aims to explore how Z Generation consumers understand their meaning in life. Z Generation, with the help of technologies, are more capable to look for different definitions about this concept than other generations. The purpose of our paper is to understand better the opinion of the Z Generation about this subject and how their choice as consumers is affected by their perception. The results and conclusions are obtained with the help of a qualitative research conducted on students of Iasi universities with a focus on their perceptions and opinions regarding the meaning of life.
... The mentality of Generation Z is attracted to initiatives that foster social change (Seemiller & Grace, 2017). The engagement of this generation in global events is much higher than in previous generations. ...
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This paper analyzes the environmental awareness of Generation Z students taking up Hospitality and Tourism in the Philippines. Using the New Ecological Paradigms (NEP) scale, this study seeks to determine the environmental values of this generation of students and how their choice of course (Hospitality or Tourism), year level, and gender may play a role in their awareness level. This inquiry addresses the research gap reflected in the lack of study on the environmental awareness of Generation Z, who are currently university students from Southeast Asian countries, especially those majoring in Tourism and Hospitality. The result showed that Generation Z is more inclined to having a pro-environmental or ecocentric worldview and a somewhat anthropocentric worldview. The course/major of the students, gender, and year level significantly affect the students’ answers to some NEP statements, most of which are based on anthropometric viewpoints. These results show that the students believe in the change that humans can create, which supports the mentality of this generation, which includes attraction to initiatives that foster social change. This result also showed that this generation believes that humanity can and will be able to promote change. Keywords: New Environmental Paradigm, New Ecological Paradigm, environmental awareness, sustainability, Generation Z, Hospitality and Tourism students
... Acresce a estes fatores, o perfil dos estudantes, que utilizam os dispositivos móveis em todos os contextos da vida diária. De acordo com vários autores (Dolot, 2018;Fry & Parker, 2018;Mohr & Mohr, 2017;Seemiller & Grace, 2017) esta nova geração, conhecida como Geração Z, fazem uma apropriação da tecnologia como um prolongamento do seu "eu", ou seja, a tecnologia está totalmente integrada na sua vida diária. Estes jovens nasceram na época em que a internet se tornou acessível ao público em geral e com ela as novas formas de comunicação/ interação online decorrentes da mudança de paradigma da web 1.0 para a web 2.0. ...
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In this paper we present an exploratory study that aims to contribute to a better understanding of artificial intelligence, particularly machine learning potentiality in pedagogical practices, both in terms of student engagement and teacher's work namely in monitoring and students' assessment. We used Perusall, a collaborative reading tool that analyzes student interactions with content and with other students, through a quality algorithm, providing various reports and assigning individual grades according to 6 parameters. Perusall, integrated on moodle of the Universidade Aberta, was used in the context of a 2nd year curricular unit, of the Education undergraduate program. An activity inspired by inquiry-based learning, lasting 1 month, was designed, where it was intended to read a 43-page document, create 3 questions, answer 2 questions from colleagues and vote on the 3 best questions (based on quality parameters provided by the teacher). After this activity, students answered a questionnaire about Perusall and pedagogical strategy. 246 students were involved (referring to 2 school years), of which 204 completed the activity. The results, based on Perusall data and student reports, show high levels of motivation that could mean deeper reading and more consolidated learning, further contributing to greater self- and co-regulation. From the professor’s perspective, artificial intelligence facilitates individual and collective monitoring and makes the assessment process faster and more objective.
... Next Generation, Digital Natives, iGen), can use technology better than the previous generations and adapt it to every aspect of their lives. Generation Z prefers to observe before doing, work alone, applied learning, and interpersonal learning (Seemiller and Grace, 2017). Generation Z needs more interaction, reinforcement of concepts with videos and cooperative learning in their class (Swanzen, 2018). ...
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The aim of this study is twofold: first, to determine gender-related differences in students' perceptions of a constructivist learning environment, their motivational beliefs, and self-regulation of effort in a science lesson; secondly, to explore the relationship between these concepts. The correlational research was employed in this study. The sample consists of 489 students from five public middle schools in a small city in Turkey. The Constructivist Learning Environment Survey was utilized to assess students’ perceptions of their classroom learning environment in constructivist-oriented ways. The Students’ Adaptive Learning Engagement in Science survey was used to assess students’ motivation and self-regulation of effort in their science learning. The relationships between students’ perceptions of a constructivist learning environment and their motivational beliefs and self-regulation of effort were examined using canonical correlation analysis. According to the canonical analysis, middle school students’ perceptions of a constructivist learning environment are significantly related to their motivational beliefs and self-regulation of effort. Implications of these findings were discussed.
... Today's students are members of Generation Z-digital natives who are accustomed to technology in every facet of their lives and have a real stake in their own education. 3 So, they have an ability to get benefit from dynamic, immersive learning experiences and to get engaged and collaborate with their peers comfortably. On the other hand, teachers were required to modify their teaching strategies and styles to meet the needs and maintain students' interest and engagement. ...
... The technology competence of students, preceptors and academic teachers was found to be a significant factor in our findings (Hart et al., 2019). Typical for young students is that they are experienced technology users, so called digital natives (Seemiller & Grace, 2017). But more important than the fact that everyday students use a lot of technology is that technology has created new forms of learning, through interactive learning and a desire for greater variation in learning methods (Lillejord et al., 2017). ...
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The purpose of this review was to identify studies and experiences reporting with triadic synchronous video-based supervision (TSVBS) in nursing education. It is important for nursing students to be supervised by preceptors and academic teachers during their practicum. There are some challenges to performing in-person supervision involving those three parties, like long travel distances and the restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. TSVBS may be a solution. There is, however, limited knowledge about TSVBS in nurse education. We performed a scoping review focusing on TSVBS to provide an overview of the existing publications on the approach. Only six studies were found describing the use of TSVBS, all of them relating to nurse education. No studies evaluating the effect of TSVBS were found. Instead, the studies only compared the cost-effectiveness of TSVBS with in-person supervision. The supervisory relationship between the three could also not be separated from a more general teacher-student relationship.
... The results revealed that many students preferred the new interface design because the new design is simple, easier to navigate, convenient for students, and user-friendly. Generation Z students born between 1995 and 2010 have been shaped by the advancement of technology [32]. Their daily life involves gadgets such as laptops, smartphones, and the internet, including studying and playing games [33], [34]. ...
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Adapting the user’s cultural background to Interface Design (ID) can increase student engagement in e-learning. The cultural dimensions of Hofstede’s model have often been used as guidelines when adapting cultural interface design. As Malaysia’s power distance cultural dimension has a perfect full score based on Hofstede’s model, many interface developers tend to be guided solely based on the power distance cultural dimension. Therefore, this study aims to identify the impact of the power distance cultural dimension in e-learning interface design in Malaysia. A survey was conducted among generation Z students in public universities in Malaysia and collected 367 data. This study found that generation Z students’ power distance index of e-learning interface design in Malaysia scored 63, compared to the score from Hofstede’s study, which was 100. Generation Z students in Malaysia disagreed with using images of leaders and theme colour of institutions in e-learning. They prefer the image element related to students and learning. It was also found that students want the theme colours of e-learning are not the formal colours of the institution. However, they still want the official logo of the institution to be presented in the e-learning interface. Therefore, this study can help e-learning interface developers design a worthy interface for generation Z students which increases student engagement in e-learning.
... Respondents from East Java were chosen because, based on the Kemenag (2022) data, East Java is the province with the second largest number of Muslims in Indonesia. As for the age criteria, the respondents selected in this study are Generation Z or those born after 1995 (Cilliers, 2017;Csobanka, 2016;Grace, 2017). Generation Z was chosen in this study because, according to research from Singh asnd Dangmei (2016), Generation Z has unique characteristics such as being more familiar with good communication technology, and has great motivation to become an entrepreneur. ...
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Introduction: This study aims to examine the effect of entrepreneurship education based on the business history of the Prophet Muhammad on the intentions, motivation and knowledge of generation Z Muslims to become entrepreneurs. Methods: The research approach used in this research is quantitative, using the PLS-SEM method as the evaluation model. Questionnaires were given to 100 respondents from East Java with Generation Z criteria and were Muslim. Results: The results show that entrepreneurship education based on the business history of the Prophet Muhammad has a positive influence on the intentions and motivation of generation Z Muslims to become entrepreneurs. Likewise, entrepreneurial knowledge has a positive influence on the intentions and motivation of Generation Z Muslims for entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial motivation variables do not positively influence intentions to become entrepreneurs. Conclusion and suggestion: These results indicate that entrepreneurship education based on the business history of the Prophet Muhammad has very significant potential in efforts to increase the number of entrepreneurs in Indonesia through increasing intention and motivation. The delivery of material can also use digital media and invite endorsers such as scholars or entrepreneurs related to Muslim entrepreneurs who apply Islamic values in their business and are widely known by Generation Z.
... Muchas empresas se nutren del conocimiento de esos perfiles para diseñar sus productos y servicios, o para atraer a la nueva fuerza laboral (Barreto, s. f.;Chillakuri, 2020b;Chillakuri, 2020a;Priporas et al., 2017;Gupta, 2020;Sidorcuka & Chesnovicka, 2017;Otieno & Nyambegera, 2019;Széchenyi István et al., 2016). Las organizaciones de otro tipo, como las universidades por ejemplo, se benefician también de esta información, por cuanto pueden adaptar su oferta educativa a las necesidades de aprendizaje las nuevas generaciones (Chicca & Shellenbarger, 2018;Marshall & Wolanskyj-Spinner, 2020;DiMattio & Hudacek, 2020;Kimberlee R. Mendoza, 2019;Christine & Ienneke, 2020;Seemiller & Grace, 2017;Seemiller et al., 2019;Seibert, 2020;Schwieger & Ladwig, 2018). ...
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