Professor Lunsford has collected 16,000 writing samples from 189 Stanford students from 2001 to 2007, and is studying how their writing abilities and passions evolved as blogs and other multimedia tools crept into their lives and classrooms. She’s also solicited student feedback about their experiences.
Her conclusion is that students feel much more impassioned by the new literacy. They love writing for an audience, engaging with it. They feel as if they’re actually producing something personally rewarding and valuable, whereas when they write a term paper, they feel as if they do so only to produce a grade.
"In 2010-11, we used our Kindle eReaders for recreational reading; for the 2011-12, the library is looking to support classroom novel studies by purchasing sets of Nook Simple Touches to support literature circle..."
Despite looming budget cuts, the library is flourishing and putting out some of the most innovative online projects in the country (RT @baekdal: Very interesting article on the NYPL's digital projects:
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A new public library soon to open in Surrey, B.C., will lend out human beings as well as more traditional media as a way to supplement books with local human expertise. (@stephenkarr Thanks for the RT.
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