In Vienna some of you didn’t like the green and there were some other comments on the look and feel of the iDEC website.
What do you think about the new look and feel / theme of the website now?
Use the forum to make comments, please.
Friends, MaRA is very much excited about our new web site: http://literacymk.wordpress.com
Among the other pages there is this one http://literacymk.wordpress.com/1st-national-literacy-conference/ It contains the presentations of almost all of the presenters, in Skopje 2010. I know I don’t have Hennrieta and Schlomo’s. I would be more than happy to also add these. Is it all right for you to have them here, on the IDEC web site?
Please let me know.
The Dutch Princess Laurentien, head of the EU Expert Group on Literacy wants to use the Evening Standard’s reading campaign as a springboard “to start to eradicate illiteracy in cities across Europe“.
Intercultural communication. Interesting observation.
Click on the table to get a better view.
As I promised I will make your own association page private on the IDEC website. This means that only one representative from the country / Association can add and edit. You cannot change the information on other pages any more.
I would like to know who will be the editor of your association page. I made a list with associations and editors. You can find this list on IDEC spreadsheet Roles
Request: Check the list, and:
- Place a + sign ( PLUS) or an OK in the column at the right to tell me this is OK. He/She will be the editor
- Put a new name in the right column if you want to change the editor or add one ( from some countries I don’t know who to put there)
Thanks Jeroen C
Started a new Forum on the Conference and FELA / IDEC meetings in Iceland, next June.
Please use this Forum to discuss things beforehand.
As a result of the meeting with princess Laurentien on Saturday 21st in Vienna, I have been invited to the New Years Meeting for partners and friends of the Stichting Lezen en Schrijven
And, even more important, I have made an appointment to discuss the ways RAIN and the Stichting could collaborate and so improve literacy.
As a comment to the excellent talk of Gunther Kress this afternoon, I will draw your attention to a new study at the university of Stavanger:
Literacy studies – master
Is the book an endangered species? Are sms-messages destroying the English language? What were medieval books like? How do children learn to read and write? Who was Shakespeare and does it matter? What does reading do to our minds? http://www.uis.no/studietilbud/spraak_og_litteratur/master/literacy_studies/
And another study at the National centre for reading educaton and reserearch (Lesesenteret): Digital reading
How can one teach students who hide behind their PCs and switch between Word, Facebook, Wikipedia and Twitter? An ordinary day for teachers has been completely transformed during the last five to ten years. Reading research at the University of Stavanger has examined the complete transformation of the classroom which has taken place over the last 5-10 years. http://lesesenteret.uis.no/frontpage/news/article26458-3357.html
IDEC just had a wonderful workshop on using technology to improve the ways we can share information en collaborate online.
More details later.