JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION THEORY AND PRACTICE
From Baby Boomers to Generation Y Millennials: Ideas on How Professors
Might Structure Classes for this Media Conscious Generation
Author(s): Marilyn Koeller
Citation: Marilyn Koeller, (2012) "From Baby Boomers to Generation Y Millennials: Ideas on How Professors
Might Structure Classes for this Media Conscious Generation," Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, Vol.12, Iss. 1, pp. 77 - 82
Article Type: Research paper
Publisher: North American Business Press
New techniques for matching instructional strategies for the Millennial generation have been researched
and discussed in this article. Some comparisons with previous generations have been outlined. These
strategies are meant to meet the learning needs of Generation Y Millennial students in order to make
their education more meaningful in both the on ground and online teaching and learning environment.
Specific examples have been provided for both venues with a focus on the online environment. Hopefully,
these strategies will not only support learner centered instruction and interactivity, but will address the
communication preferences of Millennials in today’s colleges and universities.