Literacy in the Digital Age
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 125 , Segment 1
Episode: Literacy Today, Lifelong Learning
- Aug 21, 2015 9:00 pm
- 49:40 mins
Guests: Gideon Burton, PhD., Professor of English at BYU; Joella Peterson, Children Services Manager at the Provo Library; Travis Patten, Sales Manager at Pioneer Book It’s a tricky thing, this concern we have about kids and “screen time.” The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents should keep it to one or two hours a day for their children. If a child is under two, researchers say they shouldn’t have any screen time. But where does reading on a tablet or phone fit into that recommendation? We want kids to read as much as possible. And while e-books haven’t replaced the printed word, they’re certainly gaining ground. This hour, we’ve convened a panel to discuss the pros and cons of digital reading.