Point: The Digital Revolution has Reduced Reading Comprehension: Points of View Reference Center Home. Counterpoint: The Decline of Reading in the U.S. Damages Our Intellectual L...: Points of View Reference Center Home. Pros and Cons - The Digital Revolution. Companies book profits from self-publishing. In the spring of 2010, Amanda Hocking, a social worker from Rochester, Minn., uploaded several books she had been working on to Amazon.com.
In the first weeks, she sold a few dozen copies — success for someone who just wanted to have her work read. In the next few months, she published several more manuscripts, and soon, the sales started piling up. By the end of the summer, Hocking had made enough money to quit her job, and in January 2011, she sold "an insane amount of books," she said, estimating the total at 100,000. Her sales numbers soon drew the attention of Macmillan, one of the largest publishers in the world, which signed her to a four-book deal for more than $2 million, followed by a deal to republish three of her most popular titles for $750,000 more. Hocking, now 29, went from social worker to best-selling author and millionaire in a year.
That doesn't mean she's the only one making money from the new boom in American self-expression. . • Think about your goals. Innovations: The Digital Revolution. As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued.
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Best wishes, The Oracle Education Foundation. How e-books can enhance the learning experience. By Adriana Velez, Digital First Media Posted: 10/11/2013 02:58:52 AM MDT | Updated: 7 months ago (iStock/Thinkstock) Reading books electronically may be novel for us adults, but for our digital-native kids, e-books are a foregone conclusion.
Nearly half of all kids between the age of 6 and 17 have read at least one, according to a report from Scholastic. And half of kids 9 to 17 say they'd read for fun more often if they had more access to them. The advantages of e-books for kids are fairly obvious: They're extremely portable, easy to keep track of and easy to travel with. A growing array of e-books enhance the text of children's books with simple, interactive games built into the illustrations. If your child has a favorite picture book, it's very likely that there's an e-book version of it with some extra digital bells and whistles. History and Future of the Digital Revolution. Everett Mendelsohn explained the history of the “digital revolution” in his lecture “How Scientific Resolutions… read more Everett Mendelsohn explained the history of the “digital revolution” in his lecture “How Scientific Resolutions Revolutionize.”
He traced its roots to three prior revolutions: scientific, industrial, and biological. Then Robin Raskin talked about what might be next in the digital realm in her lecture,"The Revolution That Keeps on Giving. " Policy issues discussed included Internet privacy, regulation, and the revelations of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Can Audio and/or Digital Books Improve Your Child’s Learning Outcomes? - Part l. Children with learning disabilities (LD), like dyslexia, have trouble understanding words they read.
Causes are unclear, but we now know that LD is not due to a lack of intelligence or a desire to learn. While dyslexia is a life-long condition, early identification, support from a parent or teacher, and access to digital or audio books and other learning materials may help your child to improve their learning outcomes and be better prepared to successfully work around their LD. Research now demonstrates that when children with LD are given accessible instructional materials (often referred to as AIM) — textbooks or learning materials that are delivered in audio and/or digital formats — they can excel in school and also learn to enjoy reading.
Reading with digital (or e-books) and audio books can enrich a user’s learning experience by engaging them in the content in multisensory ways (e.g., reading and listening at the same time, reading along while the e-book highlights each word). My Brain Hurts: The Digital Revolution Is Leaving the Consumer Behind. By Wunderman Download Full Idea ‘The new net boom’ announces Fortune.
In California, venture capital is flowing. After five years in the doldrums, tech is back. And it’s back big time. But as the world again gets excited by all things tech, perhaps we should pause. How could it happen? Strain on the brain. What is the Digital Revolution. Stanford for digital books. Pedromendoza. Ebscohost. Marcolarios677.