Saturday, January 18, 2014

Marc Prensky - Allison Borland Technology in Education Interview.



This interview by Allison Borland from Technology in Education (website http://technologyineducation.com.au ) at the Young Minds Conference in Sydney Australia with Marc Prensky internationally acclaimed writer, innovator and visionary on education and learning.

Topics covered in the interview are: Importance of Digital Wisdom; The Connectedness of the Brain and Technology; Implementing Digital Technology to support Teachers; Implementing Technology to support Parents and How to be a Good Person.

Marc Prensky is considered one of the world's leading experts on connection between learning and technology. His focus is designing better pedagogy and curriculum for the digital generation from the perspective of the students, offering solutions in how to teach and motivate today's students and for how to motivate and reinvigorate their teachers as well.

Author of five books - Brain Gain: Technology and the Quest for Digital Wisdom; Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning; From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom: Hopeful Essays for the 21st Century Learning; Digital Game-Based Learning; Don't Bother Me Mom - I'm Learning! and over 60 essays on learning and education.

Marc Prensky is best known as the inventor and popularizer of the terms "digital native" and 'digital immigrant" which he described in a 2001 article in "On the Horizon". He is also a designer of learning games and a well-known expert in the use of games in education. He began his career as a teacher in Harlem, New York and has taught at all levels from elementary to college. Additionally, he spent time on the corporate side as a corporate strategist and product development director with the Boston Consulting Group, as well as, a human resource and technology executive on Wall Street. Marc Prensky holds degrees from Oberlin College, Yale University and the Harvard Business School.

Allison Borland is the director of Technology in Education and the author of three books "The 7 Steps to Successfully Integrate Technology in Early Learning", "How to Increase Your Child's Learning and Fast Track Their Way to Success" and "Help Your Child LEARN 457% FASTER and Unleash Their Inner Genius!".

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