Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Amazon To Launch Online Television Service: report
Google Introduces The Accelerated Mobile Pages Project To Advance Mobile Optimized Content
Windows Phones To Start Getting Windows 10 in December
HP Unveils Windows 10 Computers In New Form Factors and Designs
Samsung 3Q Operating Profit Surges
Twitter 'Moments'To Highlight Best Tweets
Hololens, New Lumia Smartphones, Band, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book Shined At Microsoft's Windows 10 Devices Event
Sharp Showcases Ultra HD Blu-ray Recorder, 8K TV at CEATEC 2015
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > Google ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Google launches literacy project

Google unveiled on Wednesday a Web site dedicated to literacy, pulling together its books, video, mapping and blogging services to help teachers and educational organizations share reading resources.

The site was launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's largest gathering of publishing executives, in conjunction with the United Nations and a literacy campaign organized by fair officials.

While the service seeks to combine a rich set of resources to combat global illiteracy, it also helps bolster the educational credentials at a company with a market value of around $120 billion.

"Google's business was born out of a desire to help people find information," said Nikesh Arora, vice president of Google's European operations.

"We hope this site will serve as a bridge to even greater communication and access to important information about literacy problems -- and solutions," he added.

More than 1 billion people around the world over the age of 15 are considered illiterate, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The project, at and, also serves as a fresh way for Google to expand and differentiate its fledgling video service, which is playing catch-up against popular sites such as YouTube.

Google has asked literacy groups around the world to upload video segments explaining and demonstrating their successful teaching programs. Among the first few hundred to be posted is a same-language subtitle project from India that uses Bollywood films to teach reading.

A nonprofit group in New York called 826NYC is helping a group of six-to-nine-year-olds make a video tutorial for Google, while a set of older kids is filming a claymation short.

"When our students see the Web as something they can contribute to -- rather than just browse through -- they're inspired to think bigger, write more and film more," said Joan Kim, the group's director of education.

The service also uses Google's mapping technology to help literacy organizations find each other, and provides links to reading resources.

Google embarked two years ago on a massive project to digitally scan all of the world's books, a plan that has been embraced by some publishers and pilloried by others who consider it copyright violation. A group of them have filed a lawsuit against Google in the United States.

Sharp Presents Industry's First '4K x 2K' Direct Viewing LCD Panel        All News        Nichia and Moeller settled for Blue LED patents
Mozilla researchers duped by hacker's 'humorous' exploit     General Computing News      Courts are asked to crack down on bloggers, websites

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Google Introduces The Accelerated Mobile Pages Project To Advance Mobile Optimized Content
Google Officially Becomes Alphabet
Google, Microsoft Resolve Global Patent Fight
Google To Bring Internet to More Indians
FTC To Probe Google Over Android: report
Google Improves Voice Search
France Rejects Google's Appeal In Right to Be Forgotten Case
Google To Hold Nexus Press Event On Sept. 29
Google Glass Becomes Project Aura
Russian Competition Authority Finds Google guilty Of Antitrust Abuses
Google Shopping Delivery Available In More U.S. Areas
Google Play Is Coming Back To China: report

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .