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Old 07-28-2011, 02:22 AM   #1
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Korea plans to eliminate textbooks in schools by 2015

I thought this was interesting. This subject has been discussed before on MobileRead but never in the context of actually eliminating paper textbooks completly, nor, I think, in such an all encomposing way .... setting a date (only 4 years away), setting up a cloud computing network for schools, storing students homework so it can be accessed from any internet enabled device, virtual classrooms, etc..

http://www.gizmag.com/south-korea-di...ks-2015/19109/

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The South Korean ministry of education has announced a ground-breaking plan to digitize all textbooks which are in use in Korean schools and thus completely phase out printed materials by 2015. This opens a huge market for manufacturers of tablet PCs, laptops and smartphones as the Korean education ministry has revealed it will spend US$2.4 billion on buying appropriate devices and digitizing content for them.

Last edited by gastan; 07-28-2011 at 02:38 AM. Reason: corrected typo
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