Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2015

ABOUT: The Mindset List was created at Beloit College in 1998 to reflect the world view of entering first year students. It started with the members of the class of 2002, born in 1980.

What started as a witty way of saying to faculty colleagues "watch your references," has turned into a globally reported and utilized guide to the intelligent if unprepared adolescent consciousness.

A sampling from the most recent list.

There has always been an Internet ramp onto the information highway.

As they’ve grown up on websites and cell phones, adult experts have constantly fretted about their alleged deficits of empathy and concentration.

Their school’s “blackboards” have always been getting smarter.

“Don’t touch that dial!”….what dial?

Amazon has never been just a river in South America.

Video games have always had ratings.

Dial-up is soooooooooo last century!

Music has always been available via free downloads.

They’ve often broken up with their significant others via texting, Facebook, or MySpace.

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