The mobile brings reading to the poorest

The mobile brings reading to the poorest

April 24, 2014

The mobile brings reading to the poorest

Millions of people do not read for one reason only: they do not have access to texts. But cell phones and cellular networks are transforming a scarce resource into something abundant. Drawing on the analysis of more than 4,000 surveys conducted in seven developing countries, and corresponding qualitative interviews, the Unesco report Reading in the Mobile Age presents a detailed picture of who reads books and stories on mobile devices, and why.

The findings reveal, for the first time, the habits, beliefs and profiles of mobile readers. This information points to strategies to expand mobile reading and, by extension, the educational and socioeconomic benefits associated with increased reading. Mobile technology can foster literacy and learning in disadvantaged communities around the world.

via The mobile phone brings reading closer to the poorest :: euroXpress :: European Union news portal.

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