Do older teachers use technology differently?

Technology generation gap at work link to external website

The Technology Generation Gap at Work is Oh So Wide – ReadWriteWeb link to external website

A study (identified in the links above) finds a significant difference in how people from different generations think about and use technology in the work place. This may have implications for technology integration in the classroom.  The study states that older workers are more likely to be distracted when co-workers use laptops or PDAs in meetings. Could this mean that older teachers have less tolerance for students who bring a laptop to class? I don’t think so.  Of the professors I know who don’t allow students to use laptops in class, about half are belong to Gen X or Gen Y.

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