EDUCATING COLLEGE BOUND MILLENNIALS: LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO ENGAGE AND EDUCATE STUDENTS

Mahesh Vanjani

Texas Southern University

Dr. Mahesh Vanjani is currently serving as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School at Texas Southern University. Prior to this appointment Dr. Vanjani has also served as the Chair of the Department of Business Administration and, Director of Graduate Programs in Business, at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University. Dr. Vanjani also serves as Professor of Management Information Systems. Dr. Vanjani earned his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems (MIS) with minors in Managerial Economics and Production Operations Management (POM) from the University of Mississippi. He also obtained his MA in Economics degree and MBA degree from the University of Mississippi. His Bachelor of Commerce degree is from the University of Calcutta, India. Dr. Vanjani has a great passion for and is a firm believer in the value of higher education and especially so at the graduate level. His teaching experience includes a wide range of classes in the information technology area at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Dr. Vanjani believes that information technology is an extremely interesting and challenging field. Based on the latest US statistics, surveys and reports on salary information and college graduate hiring he also believes that it is a lucrative field. For continued career success and advancement, it is crucial for almost everyone to be technology savvy in today’s digitally connected work place. Dr. Vanjani’s current research interests include educating millennials using technology, group decision support systems, electronic language translation, e-commerce, e-government, internet use and its impact on education, and, information security and privacy. He has published numerous journal articles based on his research. In addition to journal publications, he has also presented several papers at regional, national, and, international conferences. Some of these papers have won awards in various categories including Best Overall Paper and Best Research Paper, etc. He has also served as a reviewer for various journals and conference proceedings.

Abstract

Generation Y, sometimes referred to as "Millennials", "Echo Boomers", or jokingly as "Generation Why?", refers to the cohort of individuals born, roughly, between 1982 and 1994. The millennial generation, like others before... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Mahesh Vanjani (Texas Southern University)

Topic Area

Topics: Innovative Education & Teaching Pedagogy

Session

IE2 » Innovative Education & Teaching Pedagogy (15:00 - Wednesday, 22nd February, Ashley)

Paper

Vanjani_Abstract_SEDSI_2017_Final.pdf

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