Video: Duke University Libraries & PepsiCo K-12 Technology Mentor Program Bringing Info Tech to Area Schools
Note: The following program/partnership began in 2007.
From a WRAL Report:
A Duke University program is giving Durham students a chance to become published e-book authors.
Kindergartners at Lakewood Elementary School in Durham have been learning to read “Green,” by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.
It’s one of the projects Duke University is sponsoring with its Technology Mentor Program. Thanks to an endowment from PepsiCo, Duke University Libraries are bringing high-tech educational projects like that into Durham Public Schools’ classrooms.
“It’s something that grabs kids. We’re trying to get more kids engaged and reading with their families,” said David Stein, Duke’s education technology coordinator.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.