Digital Futures webcast to take on virtual learning, literacy

The coronavirus pandemic and efforts to stop its spread have had far-reaching effects on nearly every facet of American life, from how we shop to how we work. Now, as K-12 schools reopen, online learning has become the new reality for children across the country.

How effective is online learning for young learners, particularly those learning to read? How can educational technology keep these children interested? As the adage goes, children learn to read so they can read to learn.

Researchers, policy makers and industry leaders will explore how parents and teachers can keep young learners engaged and stimulated during this period of virtual learning when the University of Cincinnati Office of Research and UC Digital Futures present “Emerging Technologies in Literacy: How EdTech is Helping our Children Learn to Read.” The virtual panel discussion will take place Thursday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to noon EST.

In addition to the virtual learning measures made necessary by the pandemic, our expert panel will also discuss the future of EdTech as it relates to improving literacy across the U.S. education system.

Jai Chabria, former senior advisor to Ohio Governor John Kasich and current managing director at Mercury, a Global Strategy Firm.

Digital Futures is the University of Cincinnati’s future-focused, transdisciplinary research program. Its labs and institutes lead real-world learning, problem-based research and scholarship, and creative endeavors that address the multifaceted challenges affecting individuals and communities in our increasingly urbanized society.

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