How Can I Engage Generation C?

How Can I Engage Generation C?


If students today seem different, it’s easy to see why. The average college freshman in 2017 has never known a world without Google. For them, information has always been available on demand and interactivity is key. No wonder they have a different approach to learning.

And no wonder savvy instructors are striving to meet these students where they are–even if it’s on a smart phone.

In How Can I Engage Generation C?, you’ll learn the techniques you need to teach today’s digital natives.

You’ll also gain insight into Generation C, which is more than the latest age-based designation. The term refers to students of any age who embrace the digital world and its constant connectivity, content creation, and community.

This session shows you new ways to develop feedback channels that inspire and involve these students while providing you with valuable formative assessments.


Real learning happens only when students connect with course content and their instructors. But that’s not easy when distractions multiply at the speed of Facebook posts. This innovative presentation will show you how to take those high-tech toys—and a few low-tech ones as well—and use them to promote active learning and student engagement. You’ll learn:

  • How to use students’ digital urges to connect and comment to support learning outcomes
  • What Post-Its, Google slides, and Plickers have to do with assessment
  • How to use backchanneling to monitor student progress
  • What active learning activities work when you don’t have access to Wi-Fi
  • How Kahoot and Socrative present multiple possibilities for formative assessment

Since students love to use their cell phones, imagine the kind of participation you’ll see when that’s how you ask them to complete an assignment.

When you incorporate these techniques into your classes, you’ll see an uptick in student engagement, student learning, teacher morale, and, in the long run, institutional success.

Learning Goals

After watching this presentation, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the unique learning style of Generation C
  • Design formative assessments using backchanneling
  • Employ digital and low-tech tools to help students connect with course content

Topics Covered

In just 20 minutes, this presentation covers the nature of the Generation C phenomenon and how it relates to classroom management, formative assessment tools, and low- and no-cost techniques for enhancing student engagement. From cell phones to Post-Its, this presentation is full of practical tips on how to connect with students.


This program will have broad appeal across your campus because the challenge of student disengagement crosses all disciplines, and faculty can run into it at any career stage. It’s an excellent selection for faculty members who’ve known the frustration of watching students tune out and want to bring their teaching techniques into the 21st century to spark engagement. And you don’t have to be a computer whiz to enjoy the full benefits of this session.


The hyperconnected students of Generation C are the face of the future on your campuses, full of the potential for both growth and disruption. Order this presentation today and learn how to transform digital distractions into tools for deeper learning and student engagement.


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