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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 | 2 Comments | ]

The days of paper textbooks in School classrooms are numbered. The prospect of being able to carry around all of your schools books on one electronic device — with the data backed up on the web, of course — will be too great for many to resist. How long will it take? Who knows, but 5-10 years is a reasonable guess.
With the release of the Kindle, Sony Reader, iRex Digital Reader and Plastic Logic Reader, among others, we are seeing the future home of textbooks taking shape. While some of the …