[Podcast] Earbud_U, Season Five, Episode # 5 – Marcus Mohalland, Co-Author, Silly Nomads
The nature of literacy in a digital world has changed.
Here’s a story:
I went to the New York Library last year and looked at a Gutenberg Bible. The Bible was clearly a book. You could tell just by looking at it.
The fact that I could tell it was a book is the beginning of understanding the nature and depth of literacy. The fact is, the Internet is changing the nature of literacy and my guest today, Marcus Mohalland has some things to say about that.
He’s using children’s books, connections to the education system, and his unique life story to impact how children get literate and remain so, in a world of screens, and options for distraction.
The nature of books we understand. When I went and looked at the Bible, I understood exactly how to read it, comprehend it, and how to disseminate information contained in it to others.
But we are at the beginning of the digital revolution right now.
What will we be saying in 700 years while standing at a virtual display in a virtual New York City Library, while staring at a mobile phone with Internet access from 2017?
Marcus and his co-author Jan are looking to maintain and grow the fundamentals of understanding that literacy is based on, through re-establishing the fundamentals of reading and comprehension with a generation whose attention spans might be waning.
Check out Silly Nomads for your children (or the children of people you know) and connect with Jan and Marcus in all the ways that you can below:
Silly Nomads Twitter: https://twitter.com/NomadsSilly
Marcus Mohalland on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcus.mohalland
Marcus Mohalland LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcusmohalland/
Silly Nomads Book Website: http://mohallandlewisllc.com/home
Silly Nomads Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sillynomads