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The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation is Shaking Up the Workplace by Ron Alsop

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7.1. INTERACTIVE INSTRUCTION

Multitasking millennials expect the latest technologies wherever they go, and that includes the classroom. They may have to turn off their cell phones, iPods, and game players when they reach the classroom door, but they certainly don't expect the multimedia experience to stop there.

Indeed, millennials are the driving force behind a push in education to provide both technology and entertainment that will hold students' attention long enough to get through a 45-minute lesson. Some teachers and corporate recruiters worry that all the multimedia bells and whistles are diluting the academic content and weakening students' basic reading, writing, and math skills. Nevertheless, schools are plunging ahead with more interactive ...

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