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Student Technology Skills: Expectations vs. Reality

This Magna Online Seminar seeks to reveal the truth about students digital literacy and will examine the potential disparity between campus curriculum and employers expectations. Learn strategies for (re)implementing basic, necessary digital-literacy to help meet students learning needs without straying from your scheduled curricula.

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Your students might not know what you think they do about technology.
And, you might not be teaching them the tech skills employers expect them to bring to the workplace. Recent studies show that Digital Natives might not have the proficiency for technology that older generations have long assumed they do, and that we’re overestimating the technical skills of the young adults we teach. To make things worse, the related skill sets that students are being taught in their courses with us are not the kinds of skills that their future employers most value.

Discover the expectations of students incoming technological competency vs. the reality of their ability to learn and use technological devices and programs. Understand employer expectations regarding the technological competency of their new employees vs. the types of technology skills actually being taught to students in higher education.

What are the learning goals?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand expectations vs. reality when it comes to the technological competency of students entering higher education
  • Recognize the need for more thorough and specific digital competency education in academia
  • Discuss employer expectations of students coming into the workforce and the disconnect that exists between expectations and reality as students leave higher education

Here’s what we’ll cover!

  • Faculty expectations of students incoming technological competency
  • The reality of students ability to use technological devices and programs
  • Employer expectations regarding the technological competency of their new employees
  • The technology skills taught to students in higher education

Who should attend?

This seminar will benefit:

  • Faculty
  • Librarians
  • Students Services
  • Career Services
  • Students

What’s included?

Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
  • On-demand access
  • Written transcript
  • Supplemental materials
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

There is no limit to how many times the seminar is accessed while available.

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Product Code: PC19AA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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*On-demand access begins on date of purchase.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.

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