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Worldreader fights global illiteracy with e-readers


Worldreader fights global illiteracy with e-readers

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This is a 7 minute interview video with David Risher, founder and CEO of Worldreader, telling about how Worldreader is trying to improve the reading of people in African countries that have high illiteracy because they do not have access to books.  In some cases the libraries have been closed and locked.  They do this by taking e-readers and loading them with international and local books of interest to the people in that country.  Then handing them out to children. 
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: December 06, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 09, 2014
Keywords: libraries, books, reading, literacy, e-readers, illiteracy, Worldreader, teaching reading with technology


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Adobe Flash Player. 
Language: English
Material Version: 12.14.2013
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
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