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Additions to the Beloit College Mindset List

Here are some of Jill Hurst-Wahl’s excellent additions to the Beloit Mindset list for 2011. Check it out on her Digitization 101 blog. Jill will become director of the Syracuse LIS school in 2012. Congratulations!

Jill’s alternate to the 2015 Beloit College Mindset List

Some samples:

“• Mobile technology – in a variety of forms – has always been a part of their lives. (It is interesting to note that the iPod and iTunes store were introduced in 2001 and 2003 respectively.)
• Peer-to-peer file sharing – which began in 1999 – is normal for them, no matter if it is done legally or illegally.
• The Iraq War (or Second Gulf War) is the only war that they know. (It began in 2003.) The first Gulf War was before they were born (1990-1991).
• They have lived through two economic recessions (2001-2002 and 2008-present).
• They have grown up using debit cards and online banking, rather than relying on checks and in-person banking like their parents and grandparents.
• They have grown up listening to Eminem (born in 1972) and may consider him an “old guy”. [My pals know that Em is my favourite poet/rapper. SA]
• President Ronald Reagan was in office from 1981–1989, before our incoming freshmen were born.
• Need to give cardiac resuscitation? Doctors have recommended doing the compressions to be beat of “Staying Alive”. That song was released 16 years before they were born and is music associated with some funky era their parents went through.
• The idea of a global economy is normal for them.”

Very good additions.


Posted on: August 25, 2011, 2:12 pm Category: Uncategorized

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