ProLiteracy Conference 2021

ProLiteracy Conference 2021

by Readability Matters • May 26, 2021

Join us in San Antonio! The 2021 ProLiteracy Conference, September 20–22, 2021 Join adult literacy practitioners, teachers, tutors, managers, directors, board members, and students to learn new ideas and lead change in the adult literacy field. The ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Education features over 100 presentations and workshops that explore how organizations and practitioners can […]


Microsoft's New NLP-Based Reading Resource

An important First Step: Microsoft Announces NLP Based Reading Progress Resource

by Readability Matters • May 25, 2021

Tech Update New in Microsoft Teams: Reading Progress   Citing a recent study from Stanford illustrating the flattened growth of Oral Reading Fluency during the pandemic, Microsoft announced the launch of Reading Progress, a resource to help build opportunities for students and educators to get back on track with reading development. Reading Progress in Teams supports students […]


Interview with Dr. Susanne Nobles, Chief Academic Officer, ReadWorks

An Interview with Dr. Susanne Nobles, ReadWorks

by Readability Matters • May 13, 2021

A Discussion on Reading, Resources for Educators and Readability Research   Readability Matters got the chance to sit down with Dr. Susanne Nobles, the Chief Academic Officer of the education-focused nonprofit,  ReadWorks. We learned more about ReadWorks and the work Dr. Nobles does to advance research-informed readability solutions.   Thank you so much, Susanne, for […]


Skim, Dive, Surface: Teaching Digital Reading

Skim, Dive, Surface: Teaching Digital Reading

by Readability Matters • May 12, 2021

Skim, Dive, Surface: Teaching Digital Reading   Dr. Cohn’s book, Skim, Dive, Surface: Teaching Digital Reading was recently released, addressing digital reading and the spectrum of affordances available within digital learning environments. In her discussion of how to read deeply in digital spaces she calls for readers to embrace a range of reading practices available to […]


Dr. Jenae Cohn at DT&L: What's Next is Text

What’s Next is Text!

by Readability Matters • May 11, 2021

Digital Reading Expert, Dr. Jenae Cohn At DT&L   Dr. Jenae Cohn will present at the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference this summer, discussing digital reading and the strategies that can improve the experience. The international Distance Teaching & Learning (DT&L) conference from the University of Wisconsin-Madison is fully online August 2-5, 2021. More than […]


Fast Company World Changing Ideas 2021 Readability Matters

Fast Company Announces World Changing Ideas 2021 Winners

by Readability Matters • May 4, 2021

World Changing Ideas – From an Automated Beehive to Readability For All   Every year, Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards honor the businesses and organizations driving change in the world. Showcasing some of the world’s most inventive entrepreneurs and companies tackling exigent global challenges, the awards were announced today, recognizing the businesses, policies, projects, […]


Personalized Reading - A World Changing Idea, Fast Company 2021

Press Release: Personalized Reading, A World Changing Idea

by Readability Matters • May 4, 2021

Fast Company Recognizes Readability Matters 2021 WORLD CHANGING IDEAS AWARDS   Los Angeles, May 4, 2021 — The Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, honoring the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to pursuing innovation for the good of society and the planet. Once again, […]