Monday, September 9, 2013

Sept: Understanding the Mindset of the Modern Student

September 24, 2013
11:00am 11:45am CT

Do you ever peer out into that lecture hall full of freshmen and wonder when the generation gap got so large? While most of them use smartphones for entertainment, communication and learning, you reflect that at their age you had a discman, an answering machine and an Apple IIe.
Sure, maybe you’re the “cool” professor who’s stayed current and tried to keep up with the times, but there are still major cultural differences between you and your students. So how do you bridge the gap?
Here’s your chance to figure it out. On Tuesday, September 24 at 11:00 a.m. Central, you’ll have a rare opportunity for live Q&A with the authors of the Beloit Mindset List.
Ron Nief and Tom McBride, the men who literally wrote the book on what generations of Americans think is normal, will help you understand the mindset of the modern student. They’ll cover:
  • How technology has accelerated the widening of the generation gap
  • What they’ve learned over the 16 years they’ve been creating the mindset list
  • Their favorite “Mindset Moments” and how you can leverage them to keep relevant
Whether you’re in front of a classroom of college freshmen, or work behind the scenes on the facilities and technologies they’ll use on campus, we guarantee you’ll gain new insight of the next generation of students. And maybe even get a good chuckle in the process.