South Korea planning to digitize textbooks; what about the US?

on July 03 2011 7:43 AM
The South Korean may convert textbooks to digital
A Best Buy employee demonstrates the Nook eReader to a customer at a Best Buy store in New York. REUTERS

The South Korean government has announced that the country is planning to spend more than $2 billion for introducing digital notebooks, which will replace paper, by 2015.

The students will be able to access the digital learning materials via a cloud-based service that will convert the text-book content into multimedia, which will be supplied via tablets provided by the schools.

The system will be introduced to boost the country’s future education system. South Korea has a population six times lesser as compared to the US, the Engadget reported.

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