The NYT has a run-of-the-millÂ articleÂ on Finland's high PISAÂ test scores. Here's something interesting that my Finnish commenters have brought up before:
Besides high-quality teachers, Dr. Sahlberg pointed to Finlandâs Lutheran leanings, almostÂ religious beliefÂ in equality of opportunity, and a decision in 1957 to require subtitles on foreign television as key ingredients to theÂ success story.
The notion that subtitling TV shows mightÂ improve readingÂ doesn't strike me as obviously absurd. It seems like the kind of thing that could be tested in a controlled experiment: give 100 poor families with a first grader a big flat screen TV with subtitles...LEARN MORE
Multiscreen viewing drives VOD uptake
Michelle Clancy | 19-03-2014With rising demand for video-on-demand (VOD) content made accessible at any time, the VOD industry has grown exponentially in the last three years, driven by the growing demand to view desired video content at any time and on devices other than televisions, such PCs,Â mobile phonesÂ and tablets. Frost & Sullivan says that to address multiscreen demand and to curb illegal means of downloading/streaming content, studios and networks have established distribution and licence agreements with individual vendors such as Comcast andÂ DirecTV. The success of these vendors in the VOD space is determined by the...
Did you know that there is a better alternative than Second Audio Programming?...LEARN MORE