The perception of Generation Y is that they are very much the digital generation, living their lives online and with a degree of comfort with all things digital that puts the elder generations to shame. A few studies might be debunking that legend however.
I wrote earlier this month about a study into enterprise social networking and its impact on knowledge management. That study found that younger employees were not at all comfortable with using social media for professional means, and certainly not as comfortable as their older colleagues. Instead, they preferred using more traditional methods of sharing knowledge, such as the telephone or face to face conversations.
The same may be the case for online learning as well. A survey of college students, conducted by Internships.com and Millenial Branding, found that just 43% of respondents thought online learning would one day surpass that provided in a physical classroom.