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Smartphones Allow More Book Access in Developing Countries

Study shows smartphones allows more book access to developing countries

UNESCO, reporting on a survey of 4,000 people in Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Zimbabwe, found that 62 percent of respondents are reading more, thanks to mobile devices. About a third also say they read to their children from their smartphones. A Los Angeles Times article highlighted these study results, concluding that smartphones increase book access in developing countries.

"UNESCO has learned that people read more when they read on mobile devices, that they enjoy reading more, and that poeple commonly read books and stories to children from mobile devices," says the report. The report, LA Times says, was conducted in collaboration with Nokia and Worldreader, a non-profit organization that brings books to digital outlets around the world. 

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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