Shayne Daku

Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota

Shayne Daku is an Assistant Professor for the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Shayne’s professional research has centered on the career aspirations of collegiate aviation students as well as instructional design techniques for improving content retention in aviation studies. Before coming to the University of North Dakota, Shayne was a regional airline pilot.


Digital Natives Go to Flight School: Teaching Strategies from Collegiate Aviation 

Students currently enrolled in college were born between 1995 and 2000, making them part of a new generation. Social scientists have identified this group as Generation Z or Digital Natives. These students cannot recall a world without iPhones, high speed internet, and a global war on terror. They’ve watched their family weather the Great Recession. How have these experiences shaped this generation? Digital Natives will soon be entering the workforce; it’s time to get to know them. This presentation will focus on how flight schools have adapted to training the Digital Natives.