I know this video by the cultural anthropologist and digital ethnographer Michael Wesch is not new and that most of us have already seen it many many times (3,390,569 views from YouTube as I write…). Still, it must be one of my favourite videos among the numerous ones that attempt to tell us how to teach, and even manage, Generation Y (i.e those born between the early eighties and the late nineties).
When I started teaching in NIHE-D (before it became DCU) in 1983 (!), Generation Y was hardly born. And I keep wondering… Are we today teaching Generation Y the way we were then teaching Generation X?