Some iGeneration students we face in our classrooms today were just seven years old when the iPhone was introduced. They are profoundly different from previous generations in ways that often make them challenging to engage, but delving into those distinctions offers strategies to meet the challenges. The panel is drawn from different roles in different programs that have been exploring such strategies in their classrooms, leveraging the iGeneration’s penchant for social media and compelling story-telling to engage them in innovative IS education. These programs are experimenting with experiential learning cast as blog postings from a fictional student character that vicariously places real students inside a Silicon Valley startup, crafting a mobile/web app using Saleforce.com’s innovative enterprise technology platform. Preliminary data has suggested promise and the panelists share their perspectives, as instructors, administrators and iGeneration students themselves, based on their early experiences, to help identify lessons learned and stimulate creative discussion.
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