Meet the Millennials & Gen Z, both are outgoing, fun and ever so charming. They 'wow' us with their swag and define 'cool' in every sense of the word. Have you recently met a Millennial or a Gen Z? It's easy to spot them.
In this fast-changing world, the 'generation gap' is a thing of the past. Really! Is it so? Yeah, ofcourse.
Now the older generation is no longer 'horrified' at what the new generation is upto.
But hang on, sure there are a few differences. Earlier the parents were horrified at the long hair, Beatles, tattoos, etc. but not anymore. Even a raised eyebrow on the part of parents is a thing of the past.
Kylie Jenner is the highest-paid influencer on Instagram and is paid around $1.2 million (£960,000) for a single post on Instagram. She has 162 million followers on Instagram.
In Jan 2019, she was dethroned by the picture of an egg.
Isn't it obvious that the famous 'dropout' is a millennial! Even it's a millennial thing to use Facebook. Apart from amazon.com,Millennial's favorite social media app is, guess what! Facebook.
Zuckerberg's philanthropic organization, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing $50 million along with other firms, in an education startup to help kids learn Maths & Science on a mobile app. Way to go! Also, a great step to promote STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education from K-12.
Jaden Smith, star of Karate Kid, Pursuit of happiness, grabbed all eyeballs when he was seen as a man in a skirt in Louis Vitton ad. A typical Gen Z trait that rejects gender binary and the world needs to follow suit.
Rupi Kaur, the famous Canadian Instapoet and New York Times bestselling author, is a trendsetter challenging cultural taboos with her powerful writing. Her Instagram poetry points out the 'determined trait' typical of a Millennial.
Greta Thunberg, the Swedish environmentalist, who shook the world when she delivered a " How dare you" speech to the world leaders at UN Climate Summit 2019 at New York. Isn't she a great example of feisty Gen Z who stand up for global causes and is primed to save the world.
1) Age 13-16
2) Age 16-19
3) No Phone
4) Age 19+
1) 1-3 Hours
2) 3-6 Hours
3) 6-9 Hours
4) 10 Hours
5) No Phone
And what connects the two is Technology. Yes, these two generations suffer from "nomophobia-the fear of being without a mobile device, or beyond mobile phone contact."
If a Millennial is tech savvy then a Gen Z is a digital native.
They are hyper-connected all the time. Although Gen Z can multitask on multiple devices, Millennials are better focused. They are living in a world where the internet is the largest knowledge repository. No wonder online tutoring is a norm of the time. They believe in sustainability and that's why we have Kindle!
Gen Z was born in the time of smartphones though Millennials might have witnessed the birth of smartphones. Just have a look at their smartphones and you will find out how actively they make use of live online tutoring.
They consume tons of data day in and day out on their devices. That's why online tutoring is the best for them. No wonder there is a spurt of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), digital learning,live study sessions, online homeschool programs, education startups.
See what Ryan Kilgore, Gen Z is saying about himself:
No wonder online tutoring is such a rage for them because:
Available on a go
When you meet a Gen Z they are thinking digital all the time. That's why they always think digital for all their assignments, assessment when educators need to reach out to these 'goldfishes'. They are the ones who are open to being homeschooled, opt for assignment help online, make use of online tutoring services and take live study sessions for homework help. For instance: if a Gen Z needs to take a math class, the highest possibility is for him/her to just search for a math tutor online and schedule a session later on.
And how can educators interact with them, it's through technology. Online tutoring platforms like TutorEye,are happily UpGRADING Learning for Millennial vs. Gen Z.
Check out how TutorEye engages its learners:
Never before, there have been two generations that are entrepreneurial, innovative, technological savants and so alike. Both believe in upgrading their skills and keep up with technology. To meet the challenges ahead they need to keep learning and keep making use of interactive form of online tutoring. They may continue to rule the roost now but guess who's making the noise today, it's Generation Alpha (2010-2024) but we will bell this cat some other day!