Tag: literacy

by Julie Keck

1. That’s not #funny: Higher ed’s least clever Twitter accounts (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Colleges expand into mobile content management (Steve Zurier / EdTech Magazine) 3. Intermediate level projects with Scratch: Random shapes on demand (Dylan Ryder / Edutopia) 4. A snapshot of kids’ language and literacy apps (Anna Ly […] more »

by Eric Newton

The Federal Communications Commission recently asked for public comment on its plans to streamline and increase the E-rate program for libraries and schools. Knight Foundation is helping libraries in 27 cities become digital community centers, and the Knight School at Queens University has a goal of raising the digital media literacy rate of its entire […] more »

by Jenny Shank

People have used books as a reliable tool to transmit and preserve information, ideas, and stories for hundreds of years. E-books have enjoyed wide use for only about six years — counting from when Amazon introduced its Kindle in 2007. Yet e-books have rapidly upended so many facets of the traditional book world that the […] more »

by Josh Stearns

Earlier this year, Bill Diggins, a marketing executive at Verizon Wireless, revealed a chilling fact about how much information the company collects about its customers. “We’re able to view just everything that they do,” he told a crowd at the Paley Center in New York. “And that’s really where data is going today. Data is […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Opponent of major e-book settlement fights back with cartoon (PaidContent) 2. What’s the Point of Publishers in a Digital Age? (Digital Book World) 3. Publishers back African literacy effort with e-books (NYT) 4. Nook Simple Touch users irate that it […] more »