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Reading in The Mobile Era

H READING HESCO IN THE MOBILE ERA United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES READ BOOKS AND STORIES ON INEXPENSIVE MOBILE PHONES BOOKS ARE SCARCE LIBRARY PER POPULATION RATIO in 1:15,000 iii MOST PEOPLE IN SUB-SAHARAN UNITED KINGDOM AFRICA DO NOT OWNA SINGLE BOOK 1:1,350,000 SCHOOLS IN POOR COUNTRIES RARELY PROVISION TEXTBOOKS NIGERIA BUT MOBILE PHONES ARE EVERYWHERE 4.5 ll 6. BİLLION BILLION BILLION PEOPLE ON EARTH HAVE ACCESS TO A MOBILE PHONE CELLULAR NETWORKS REACH HAVE ACCESS TO A TOILET OVER 95% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION MOBILE READING IS AFFORDABLE READING ONA MOBILE DEVICE READING TRADITIONAL BOOKS 1000 PAGES 2¢ $15 $30 WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT MOBILE READING 33 207 MINUTES PER MONTH MINUTES PER MONTH THREE TIMES MORE MEN READ ON MOBILE DEVICES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES BUT WOMEN READ SIX TIMES MORE PER MONTH THAN MEN ONE THIRD OF MOBILE READERS BEGINNING READERS PEOPLE READ MORE CUMULATIVELY USE THEIR PHONES TO ARE ACCESSING WHEN THEY BEGIN READING READ STORIES TO CHILDREN LEVEL-APPROPRIATE TEXT ON A MOBILE PHONE WHAT SHOULD BE DONE? KHUrn BOOKS lis, LIBROS iVRES INCREASE LANGUAGE OFFERINGS EXPAND MOBILE BROADBAND PROMOTE OPEN ACCESS COPYRIGHTS TRAIN PEOPLE TO ACCESS BOOKS ON MOBILE PHONES CONNECTIVITY HELP MOBILE DIVERSIFY CONTENT FACILITATE READERS FIND STORIES TO READ TO CHILDREN WOMEN'S ACCESS TO MOBILE TECHNOLOGY www.UNESCO.ORG/EDUCATION DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE STUDY: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/themes/icts/m4ed/mobile-reading/reading-in-the-mobile-era/ BB BBBB BBBBB BBBBBB

Reading in The Mobile Era

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Book shortages continue to represent a significant obstacle to literacy, worldwide. Common in areas where books are scarce, inexpensive mobile phones can bring reading material to all. Let's ensure t...

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