What's the Mindset of the Class of 2016?

For this fall's entering college freshmen, digital textbooks are the norm and Robert De Niro is a Focker, not a Corleone.

How much do cultural and technological shifts affect the mindset of college students? According to the annual Beloit College Mindset List, faculty would do well to keep in mind how dated cultural references and "the changing worldview of each new college generation," impacts the learning experience. With the class of 2016 arriving on campuses over the next few weeks, faculty and administrators will soon find out what it's like to interact with a crop of freshman who've never known a world without the internet and are concerned about whether a college degree is worth the money.

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