Stories by Mike Sundermeyer

Local Books for Local Folks

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Our pilot study (called “iRead”) in Ghana public schools starts in the fall, and one of the keys to its success will be to get engaging reading material into the hands of the students. Moving from paper to digital means that literally the world’s library of books are available to choose from, but which books … Continue Reading →

Ghana: First day in the classroom

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It’s hot and sticky, but we have had a wonderful and amazing first day in the classroom with the e-readers today.  Before entering the classroom, we met with the headmaster, teacher, OrphanAid crew, OrphanAid kids, all the staff and teachers of the school, and lots more.  We also did a morning session where we observed … Continue Reading →

Village Hospitality

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To say that we have been welcomed with open arms by the village and by the OrphanAid Africa school here in Ayenyah Ghana would be a huge understatement.  There is an innate curiosity here about the outside world, and an eagerness to try new things. Which is exactly what we encountered when we met today … Continue Reading →

Ghana – A surprising first week

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Honestly, we weren’t really expecting reading e-books to be an improvement over reading paper books. After all, in the end, they’re just books, aren’t they? Our intention was to study whether the reading experience could be an acceptable alternative to paper, because we already know e-books are a cheaper, faster, and more effective way to distribute … Continue Reading →