Friday, February 27, 2015

Using Mobiles to Fight Illiteracy

There are 774 million people on the planet that cannot read or write. Despite all of the work done and money spent, the number of illiterate people in Sub Saharan Africa has actually increased by 37% since 1990. But now we have a new and powerful tool - the internet-connected mobile phone - that has the power to make illiteracy a thing of the past. In this talk, mobile learning evangelist Elizabeth Hensick Wood will show you how the same technology we use obsessively every day can be used to deliver books and education to the world's poorest places.

Additional reading : 
Pratham Books is Part of Worldreader's “E-Books For All” Clinton Global Initiative Commitment

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