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To Kill A Textbook

In school today in the run up to next term, I was really pleased to note that the installation over the summer break of enterprise grade wireless across the school site appears to have been successful. Phone and laptop were picking up a strong signal in various locations where previously it was weak or non-existent. So the opportunities to try and go mobile and paper-free might be becoming real at last.

South Korea has had much publicity of late for its digital textbook project (they’ve been at it since 2007!). And Amazon have been getting in on the act with their Kindle textbook rental scheme in the US. We have got a bit further to go yet here in the UK, I suspect, but the tongue-in-cheek infographic below from Schools.com might give us some encouragement in the meantime!

Students prefer digital textbooks
Courtesy of: Schools.com

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