Episode 17: Designing Learning Environments for Gen Z

From the classroom to conferences and staff development and training sessions, Generation Z learners are everywhere. This episode explores ways to engage Generation Z in learning environments. Dr. Jim Downey shares some strategies he has used to create a course experience that is in tune with Generation Z's learning preferences. 

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You can listen to Episode 17 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RadioPublic, or utilizing the player below:

Episode 16: Virtual Reality

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In this episode, Avery Wagar joins me to discuss the next frontier of technology: Virtual reality. We discuss what virtual reality is, it’s relationship with augmented and extended reality, and his learning experiences that have been integrated with virtual reality technology.

You can listen to Episode 16 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RadioPublic, or utilizing the player below:

Episode 15: Digital Leadership

Generation Z experiences many aspects of life online and through social media. How they lead and who they look to as leaders are also influence by digital spaces. Dr. Josie Ahlquist joins me for a conversation about digital leadership. We explore what exactly is digital leadership, how to create an authentic online presence, how to navigate conflict online, and ways to practice digital wellness.

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You can find Josie online in the following spaces:

Episode 14: Activism & Advocacy

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Generation Z is ready to make the world a better place. Aware of social issues and with the technology to confront them, Gen Z isn’t waiting for permission to engage in advocacy and activism. This episode features an interview with Nadya Okamoto, founder of period.org. Nadya started her first non-profit at age 16 and remains a powerful voice and advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. Nadya shares her experiences as a Gen Z activist and what other generations can do to support Gen Z changemakers wanting to engage in advocacy and activism.

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You can keep up with Nadya and period.org through social media here:

Order your copy of Nadya’s book, “Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement”, on Amazon.

Episode 12: Season 1 Reflection

And that’s a wrap on season 1!

In this episode, Dustin Ramsdell of the Higher Ed Geek Podcast helps me reflect on season 1 of #GenZ. We talk about what I love about Generation Z, what I’ve learned about podcasting and life, what surprised me most, what I would have done differently, and what I’m looking forward to for season 2.

Thank you to everyone for tuning in and please stay tuned for Season 2!

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Episode 10: Microgenerations Part 2-Little Zs

In the second part of the series on Microgenerations, I spend some time chatting with three Little Zs, some of the youngest members in the Generation Z cohort.  To learn about the differences between the very oldest and very youngest in the Generation Z cohort, we chat about similar topics as I did with the Big Zs, including technology, communication, what we want to be when we grow up, what we do for entertainment, and what we love about Gen Z. 

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