Users of Blackboard Collaborate
My "we collaborate!" site would be a space to speak with teenagers, teachers, parents and librarians about how to provide reading materials to adolescent and young adults who show a steady decline in voluntary reading as an interest. Many would read if materials of interest were provided in classrooms, libraries, drop-in centers, homeless shelters. Once a person stops reading, they stop learning about important information that can make a difference for their future. I would like to see what steps are being taken around the world to keep us reading books, ebooks, blogs, online posts, magazines, zines, financial reports, scientific findings, etc. What interests young adults? What can we do to provide materials that encourage reading to young adults who have stopped daily reading?
Linda E. Neville