Millennial Students’ Digital Content Consumption Habits Explored

Online behaviour is evolving at an ever-increasing pace. When it comes to students’ digitally accessing information about key topics of interest, long gone are the days of standard websites being the default and largely only option.

Whilst of course websites remain very popular, adults in Ireland today are turning in large numbers to a plethora of other sources such as blogs, tweets, podcasts and online video in order to get information about what they are most interested in.

When it comes to digital habits and platforms of choice there is a widening gap between school leavers and mature students.

This seminar will examine the changes in digital behaviours and address future trends in content consumption among students of all ages.

The speaker and participants will contribute to a podcast reflecting their experience and knowledge gained in the seminar. This will be shared internally in the institute and externally on various social media channels to promote the seminar and National Seminar Series.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognise students' digital habits and how they are spending their time online
  • Reflect on the platforms that 15 to 25 year olds are regularly interacting with
  • Develop an appreciation of the content preferences of the digital generation
  • Investigate how the format of communications has changed
  • Gain insight into student’s expectations of technology in learning in higher education