Date of Award

Spring 2015

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Educ Foundations & Leadership

Program/Concentration

Higher Education

Committee Director

Dennis Gregory

Committee Member

Shana L. Pribesh

Committee Member

Christopher R. Glass

Abstract

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), formed in 1949 and described as the most successful alliance in history, is facing change. By 2020, the majority of students in the NATO educational institutions will be Millennium Generation students. To best meet this student group's educational needs, changes to the delivery of educational content may be needed. This study determined how Millennial Generation characteristics may change as Millennials mature, how military service may change Millennials, confirmed the international nature of Millennial characteristics across the 28 nations of NATO and predicted the state of educational technology in 2020.

This qualitative study investigated these questions using interviews of subject matter experts from the military and higher education as well as technology companies.

With all of these factors considered, the study's author formulated proposals for changes required to be ready to best meet NATO military Millennial educational needs in 2020.

DOI

10.25777/8zj7-fj66

ISBN

9781321825480

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