Abstract

The purpose of the study was to document and analyze how Millennial engineering and technology students experience learning in large lecture classrooms. To help achieve this purpose, perceptions Millennials have toward traditional teaching methods employed in large lecture classes were analyzed and discussed. Additionally, this study documented how Millennials experienced technology within large lecture classrooms. A learning model depicting how Millennials experience learning within the large lecture classroom was created based on the results of this study. This model employed three separate tools utilized within the large lecture classroom. These tools: Lecture, Technology, and Homework, work together to synthesize learning for the students. The findings from this study were analyzed to help identify whether change is needed in the large lecture classroom structure. Recommendations based on the findings of this study were provided.

Keywords

Millennials, Learning, Technology, Techonology Education, Engineering Education

Date of this Version

5-2011