Story Visit

Story VisitThe Cooney Center Sesame Workshop, and Nokia Research Center have formed a research collaboration to explore ways in which mobile media can support family communication and literacy. Dr. Glenda Revelle, a Senior Fellow at the Cooney Center is the recipient of the Center’s first Nokia-funded research fellowship.

The first key project resulting from this collaboration, Story Visit, examines the role technology can play to support family communication while empowering adult family members to foster their children’s literacy development. The second is an exploration of the potential for using mobile technologies in conjunction with Web-based programming to create participatory, interactive Webisodes of The Electric Company, Sesame Workshop’s literacy-based multi-media initiative show for 6-9 year olds.

If you’d like to be a beta-tester for the Story Visit project, sign-up at www.storyvisit.org and read long-distance with a child you love!