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Always Learning

Magazine article Information Today

Always Learning

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My best friend in high school was obsessed with Japanese animation. She loved Hayao Miyazaki movies and liked to draw characters with the typical anime features: prominent irises in big eyes, little bumps for noses, and spiky hair. Reading Anthony Aycock's feature, "On the Go With the Carolina Manga Library," reminded me that there's a whole other Japanese art form that doesn't get enough credit for igniting kids' imaginations: manga. These comic books and graphic novels are a worthy addition to any classroom, whether to help motivate reluctant readers or to share classic literature in a more easily digestible format. Aycock interviews Laura Mehaffey, founder and executive director of the Carolina Manga Library, about her efforts to share manga with readers across the country.

Continuing the theme of unconventional learning materials, Corilee Christou takes a look at the current state of OERs in "What's Up With OER Adoption. …

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