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[Pressrelease] Google, LitCam and UNESCO's Institute for Lifelong Learning Launch Literacy Site

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, October 4, 2006
13 years ago2,360 views


WHO: Google
   Frankfurt Book Fair Literacy Campaign (LitCam)
   UNESCO's Institute for Lifelong Learning

WHAT: The Literacy Project


WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 2006 – During the Frankfurt Book Fair

WHY: Each year at the beginning of October, thousands of publishers,
   authors, and book lovers gather in Frankfurt, Germany for the
   world's largest book fair.

   The theme of this year's fair is literacy, and in the spirit of
   literacy, Google has worked with the Frankfurt Book Fair
   Literacy Campaign (LitCam) and the UNESCO Institute for
   Lifelong Learning to create The Literacy Project – an
   Internet resource designed to promote literacy and reading
   around the world. Literacy organizations across the globe have
   helped in offering content for the site.

   As a problem that touches all countries and populations,
   there's a pressing need to share ideas, successful projects,
   information, and statistics about literacy – as well as find
   new ways to collaborate. Google believes that the Internet can
   be a powerful tool in connecting the organizations leading
   this fight. The more people that have access to reading tools,
   project ideas, and resources, the further we will go in
   combating this problem.

   From Bollywood-inspired e-learning tools and book clubs, to
   classic children's books and scholarly articles about
   phonological awareness – users can find books, videos,
   articles, blogs, and groups about literacy, as well as share
   all of their own ideas and projects.

   Some of the resources available on the site include:

   – Books: find and search within books about literacy,
   reading promotion, and education.

   – Academic Texts: search for literacy-related content in
   peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles,
   from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint
   repositories, universities and other scholarly

   – Video: See what literacy organisations, schools, and
   educators around the world are doing to promote literacy --
   or share your own project with the world.

   – Blogs: Share your knowledge and ideas about literacy with
   the world by creating a "blog" – short articles and stories
   that you write for others to read.

   – Groups: Discover forums on literacy projects and ideas or
   start your own debate.

   – Maps: From Kenya to Bangladesh, Canada to Mexico. Find
   literacy organisations around the world.

   For more information, please see today's Google Blog post at

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Pretty interesting, the Literacy Project is avalable in English AND German.

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

And here is the blog post: ...

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