South Korea plans to develop a library of digital textbooks that contain interactive text and multimedia content. Students will be able to download the content straight to their tablet computers.
Am i the only one who likes the smell of paper?
Do you mean green paper with benjamin franklin on it?
MMMmmmmm that used textbook smell.. indescribable.
I was always the one who got the text book from like 1953 that was held together by gum :/
Hope they have highlighting features on those tablets
I think this is a great idea. Tech is progressing pretty fast now and the usability and fun factor of tablets will probably make learning more enjoyable. I think the perfect tab for this would be the Transformer, if the touchpad is not to the student's liking then the keyboard is another alternative.
This is a horrible idea imo. If you ever sat in the back of a college class you would agree too. Everyone who has their laptop out in college classes usually can be seen playing games, watching videos, going on facebook, or just doing other stuff in general. Very rarely do I see anyone doing work related to the subject being taught. It's just an extremely pointless distraction which will end up hurting kids instead of helping. Even if they got dedicated tablets for books then it would still be a bad thing. Have you ever seen the damage on used books that are even a year old? The cost of upkeep on those things would cost the school a lot more money than normal books would.
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It is a huge saving for household budget. The cost of school books is massive during our school term. This device allow to download content and all cost associated (paper, printing, distribution) will be cut. Even if the device will cost $300 it will return in second or third year of education process.
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