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Generation 5 is coming – Are We Ready?

Linda Daniela | Room 1, 1. day

In the current climate of accelerating technological development, there is an acute need for people who are capable of thinking creatively, making quick decisions, solving problems, taking responsibility for their actions, and cooperating with machines.

Unfortunately, this engaging, technology-rich environment is not yet integrated into schools, and students are becoming increasingly alienated from the learning environment where their metacognitive processes can be most effectively and purposefully developed. The post-millenial generation, which we might call Generation 5, will live and work in an environment in which humans and machines co-operate to create and develop multidimensional networks, including human-human, machine-machine, and human-machine interaction.

Will the Generation 5 human only be ready to use technology for his individual needs, or will it be a human who will create new innovations, using her acquired competencies for the common good? Pedagogical science is seeking innovative solutions for Technology Enhanced Learning environments. However, in order to create a focused and meaningful learning process, learning materials offered in the educational environment must be evaluated and assessed. In this presentation, we offer criteria for evaluating tools, learning materials, and machines to prepare Generation 5 for the digital world.

What didactical, cognitive, emotional, social, physical, and technical criteria can help us to understand what it means for Generation 5 to gain the digital competencies needed for synergistic life in a hybrid, interconnected world? In the current climate of accelerating technological development, there is an acute need for people who are capable of thinking creatively, making quick decisions, solving problems, taking responsibility for their actions, and cooperating with machines. Unfortunately, this engaging, technology-rich environment is not yet integrated into schools, and students are becoming increasingly alienated from the learning environment where their metacognitive processes can be most effectively and purposefully developed.

The post-millenial generation, which we might call Generation 5, will live and work in an environment in which humans and machines co-operate to create and develop multidimensional networks, including human-human, machine-machine, and human-machine interaction. Will the Generation 5 human only be ready to use technology for his individual needs, or will it be a human who will create new innovations, using her acquired competencies for the common good?

Pedagogical science is seeking innovative solutions for Technology Enhanced Learning environments. However, in order to create a focused and meaningful learning process, learning materials offered in the educational environment must be evaluated and assessed.

In this presentation, we offer criteria for evaluating tools, learning materials, and machines to prepare Generation 5 for the digital world. What didactical, cognitive, emotional, social, physical, and technical criteria can help us to understand what it means for Generation 5 to gain the digital competencies needed for synergistic life in a hybrid, interconnected world?