Google’s Literacy Project
October 4th, 2006

via Batelle’s Searchblog,

Back in June, Dr. Brij Kothari, the president of PlanetRead, was given a grant from the Google Foundation to use ‘Same-Language Subtitling’ of movies to increase literacy in India. It’s a very cheap, effective and creative method of teaching people to read, and can be broadcast over the Internet at almost no cost. They hosted SLS movies on Google Video and on Youtube.

Now Google has launched the Literacy Project: “A resource for teachers, literacy organisations and anyone interested in reading and education, created in collaboration with LitCam, Google, and UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning. Find books, articles and videos about literacy, or start your own literacy or reading group!”

The site is in English and German only – maybe Hindi soon?

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