Continue the Conversation: eLearning Open Mic: Generational Learning

 

7 panelists joined us for one of our most controversial eLearning Open Mic topics yet—teaching to different generations.

We hear so often that “Baby Boomers like this” and “Millennials are killing this” and are told that each generation has different learning styles and we should teach to them this way or that way. However, many learners hate being lumped into a generational category. Panelists Colette Boynton, Domenic Caloia, JeVaughn Jones, Irene Knokh and Paul Tingler were joined by Jenn Fairbanks and Misty Harding of eLearning Brothers to tackle this hot topic.

We first opened up to ask if panelists and attendees DO design content based on the age of their learners.

Our first panelist response was: “It’s not so much about age. It’s about quality. As a designer, I like to design online learning so that the learner gets to choose which way they like best. If you design it right, the generations get to pick which way they learn best, regardless of age.” – Domenic

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