Article Review Essay

838 Words Jul 8th, 2013 4 Pages
Jeff Feiertag, Zane L. Berge, (2008) "Training Generation N: how educators should approach the Net Generation", Education + Training, Vol. 50 Iss: 6, pp.457 – 464
The authors of this article were focusing on the generational differences between the generations now and previous generations. The authors explain that they think that the graduates today are as technologically advanced as they should be. They believe the answer is “adult learning theory” and they would try to use this method to avoid using technology. Berge and Feiertag also state that this generation is so dependent on technology that without it, we would be lost. Generation N is narrowly focused on the United States, using these examples but goes to state that it is known
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It is important to enhance our understanding in adulthood learning because not everyone was born into the digital universe. Also, the authors talk about learning in the classrooms being relatively different than it was before, some teachers don’t use the classroom at all and lecture online. Article also points around the Internet as a whole being some sort of teacher, Google for example. Google spits out about any kind of information that you may need.
These authors also go on to state that older generations aren’t really that worried about the advance in technology and that they are more focused on the news and literature than the “internet boom”. But that the televisions are aiming towards trying to get their viewers more involved in the internet.
I don’t think that classrooms will become completely technology dependent and I feel like that is what the authors are trying to hint at. I do think that our generation has become dependent on technology but I disagree that everyone has to learn it. I think that it is important that adults learn this new way of “living” in a sense, but I do not believe that it should be a necessity. The authors also say that society as a whole is turning into technology, I disagree. Although technology has become almost the basis of everything (the reading mentioned banks), there is still the “old-school” way of doing things and there are some…