In his address to the audience, Colin McElwee, founder of the NGO Worldreader, gave description of his project aimed at the production and distribution of electronic books in Ghana. He speculated about the role of these books as an authentic revolution in the education sector. McElwee underlined the advantages of electronic books over paper-based books regarding weight, ease of use and low cost when produced in large quantities. He assured that these books bring about magnificent oportunities for developing countries in aid of education and alphabetisation of the community. To learn more about TEDxBarcelona please visit: http://www.tedxbarcelona.com In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a programme of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx programme, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations) To learn more about TEDx, please visit http://ted.com/tedx
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