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Sunday, June 24, 2012

The mission of the Cooney Center is to advance children’s learning through digital media.

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop focuses on the new challenges children face today, asking the 21st century equivalent of her original question, "How can emerging media help children learn?"
QuickReport: Print Books vs. E-books
by C. Chiong, J. Ree, L. Takeuchi | May 2012 | View Bio
Comparing parent-child co-reading on print, basic, and enhanced e-book platforms
This QuickReport presents the results of our first QuickStudy exploring parent-child interactions as they read print and digital books together. We conducted this exploratory study with our SciPlay partners at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York in an effort to tackle some of the questions we have about the growing popularity of e-books among readers of all ages. How do adults and children read e-books compared to print books? How might the nature of parent-child conversations differ across platforms? Which design features of e-books appear to support parent-child interaction? Do any features detract from these interactions?