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Film Interview of Marc Prensky Author of "Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants"


Are you a digital native, or a digital immigrant? Has digital media changed the way you learn?
These and other issues will be explored during a film presented by Catawba Valley Community College's School of Business, Industry & Technology on Thurs., April 22, at 1 p.m. The film features an interview with Mark Prensky, internationally acclaimed author, speaker, writer, consultant, and designer in the critical areas of education and learning.  Prensky contends that the gap between digital natives and digital immigrants is the fundamental cause of the alleged "decline of education in the US." Teachers, students, parents, workers and employers will all find this discussion of value.
The film will be followed by a live panel discussion about how technology is changing learning and working in the 21st century. Panelists include business faculty Bill Barnes, Rick Barnes and Daniel Clanton.
The author of three books, Prensky has created more than 50 software games for learning, including the world's first fast-action videogame-based training tools and world-wide, multi-player, multi-team on-line competitions. He has also taught at all levels. Marc has been featured in articles in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and the BBC, and was named as one of training's top 10 "visionaries" by Training magazine. He holds graduate degrees from Yale (teaching) and Harvard (MBA). 
For more information, contact Bill Barnes at CVCC, 828-327-7000, ext. 4314.

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