28 Jun '11, 5pm

First Digital-Only Textbook for Kids Makes Its Way to Classrooms

Mashable writes that the cloud-based textbook was announced at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference this week, and it is the first time a major publisher has made such a launch. Digital textbooks have a few advantages over paper books. They can be updated or upgraded without having to reprint thousands of copies or recycle all the old books. There's no needing to transport heavy loads of books from the printer to the schools -- or transport those heavy books from school to home in backpacks. If read often enough, the carbon footprint of a digital book beats that of a printed book . However, there are some obvious drawbacks. Students have to be able to access the digital books, which means access to a computer or e-reader. The problem of money is quickly a factor -- which schools, or which parents, can provide gadgets for the kids to acces...

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