School is about to (or already has in many cases) start! This is a fun look at how college students might see the world today – from Mashable:
What comes to mind when you hear the word “Twilight”? Is it Rod Sterling or Edward and Bella?
Online e-textbook retailer, eCampus has teamed-up with Beloit College, a liberal arts school in Wisconsin, to offer the below infographic that illustrates how today’s college students understand the world.
A lot more had changed in the past 40 years than just the emergence of sexy vampire movies and books. Today’s college students might look at you with a blank expression if you talk about cassette tapes, or library card catalogs.
Beloit College releases this list of college-aged students’ cultural and pop-cultural perceptions and preferences on a yearly basis. They call this the “Mindset List” — its purpose is to clue-in professors and educators to the world view their students. The “Mindset List” was first published in 1998 and is now also a blog and a book. Created by Ron Nief, alongside fellow Beloit College Professor Tom McBride, this “index of insights” is a cultural benchmark for each freshman class.
Most of this year’s college students were born in 1994. They’ve never needed an actual airline “ticket” or a set of encyclopedias. Before they purchase a textbook, they investigate whether it’s available for rent or purchase as an e-book. They grew up with the Internet; if they miss their favorite TV show, they know they can always watch it online. To them, Kurt Cobain, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Richard Nixon and John Wayne Gacy have always been dead.
Take a look at the infographic below and tell us if you think today’s college students are missing out on anything that previous generations had.