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[8 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

I wrote yesterday how I think that it is inevitable that electronic readers will ultimately replace paper textbooks in classrooms. Well today there is good news from Italy where a group of more than 60 children – aged between eight and 10 – will take part in an experiment which will see them use only computers for an entire year.
The experiment aims to test how computers can improve the leaning process.
Read the full story here: Italy pupils ditch books for PCs

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[7 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Connecticut Law Tribune reports on a recent workshop that looked at ways to develop a new version of law school course books.
Professors and publishing executives met earlier this month in Seattle to discuss how legal casebooks could be made available electronically on a widespread basis, particularly on new instruments such as Amazon’s Kindle and the Sony Reader.
Much of the push for electronic casebooks is coming from law professors who want more control over the materials they use in their classrooms. Ayres already is moving in this direction by going paperless …