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Article: In a Digital Future, Textbooks Are History – Tamara Lewin, The New York Times-Education.

Good article on the growing trend of ditching printed textbooks for online sources and e-book versions.

Two examples of governments preferring this method of distribution of knowledge is Korea’s Digital Textbook Program and the California Open Source Textbook Project.

In the New York Times article there is a quote from the superintendent of a low socio-economic area school…

“A large portion of our kids don’t have computers at home, and it would be way too costly to print out the digital textbooks.”

This is something to think about with Cloud computing and Learning (or Course) Management Software, as well as other digital resources — are we adding to the Digital Divide in our march towards -more- technology use in schools?


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