Technology (of course) has been the big shaper of how Gen Y learns. There are other factors at play too, like the so-called “helicopter” parenting that they have experienced. Have a look into their world – it will shed light on why they are as they are:
• Instant access to information, facts and knowledge via Google and websites such as Wikipedia.
• Previous generations used to have to go to the library or ask someone; Gen Y just Google.
• Learning and reciting facts by rote is not important in a world where knowledge is available at our fingertips wherever we are.
• They use different places ...