Rosen provides definitions and distinctions of people in terms of their generation and technological knowledge and use: Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers, Net-Geners, and iGeners all use technology in different ways. It is obvious that students of today are not like the students of yesterday. In order for teachers to be effective in the classroom, teaching methodology needs to meet the needs to of the iGeneration. Rosen also explains the thirteen distinct traits of iGen students.
Excerpts of the conversation are shown below.