I first launched Papyrus News on September 5, 1999 as an email list focusing on the intersection of new technologies with language and literacy development, educational and social reform, and cultural diversity. The list reached a large number of people in countries around the world.
After a hiatus, I re-launched Papyrus News as a blog in 2003, where I continued discussing the same themes on an occasional basis. However, this past year “occasional” became “rare,” as I became too busy to update it regularly.
I am now fortunate to be surrounded by a number of terrific colleagues in the Digital Learning Lab at the University of California, Irvine. They have graciously agreed to join me in making the new Papyrus News a collective enterprise.
We will be discussing the same themes as always–the intersection of new digital media with language, literacy, learning, culture, and social development. And we welcome your interaction and participation through making comments.
To old readers and new, welcome to Papyrus News!