#DigitalParenting: Ignoring Each Other With Books?

A few extracts from the book related to this: (p181-182) With the growth of tablet devices and e-readers, one of the leading debates is about both the quality and the quantity of reading. The CHILDWISE 2012 Report points to the 30 per cent that read often for pleasure, although 17 per cent never do so, with 14 per cent of boys and 11 per cent of girls favouring e-books over printed books: At age 7–8, children…

Do students like reading? @timeshighered

A great article re dealing with that statement "students don't like reading", which we hear over and over, and courses tend to use 'force' to try and "encourage" students to read... A new approach: Recently, I decided to act on this expectation and launched a "Reading Challenge" to my history undergraduates. This voluntary event encourages them to read 20 books for pleasure during their degree. It is not an attempt to force on them a…

Time to shelve the book habit ? @timeshighered

Think digitally and steer academics away from their 'cravings', librarians are told. Hannah Fearn writes University librarians have been told that they must change the behaviour of academics to "stop them craving books" as libraries shift their focus to digital resources. The call was made at a debate about the future of university libraries, hosted by Times Higher Education at the British Library last week. Debating the motion "Is the physical library a redundant resource…

"Do you read a book a week?"

"If I spend more than an hour surfing on the internet, I find my thinking has changed, and with it, my concentration," says Nicholas Carr in The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains (2010). "The deep reading that used to come naturally has become a struggle." In July, Amazon announced that, for the first time, the sale of digital editions of books had overtaken the sale of hardbacks. But, Carr says, the…

Digital Culture

digitalculturebooks is an imprint of the University of Michigan Press and the Scholarly Publishing Office of the University of Michigan Library dedicated to publishing innovative work in new media studies and the emerging field of digital humanities.digitalculturebooks seeks to explore all aspects of new media and its impact on society, culture, and scholarly communication and will present work that exhibits and advances the understanding of the relationship between humanities and digital technologies. The series aspires to both investigate…