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In addition, South Korea will create a cloud-based server system for its schools that allows students to download textbooks on their tablets

Mobile devices have become a crucial part of everyday life for many people. More recently, tablets have gained popularity as new models, such as Apple's iPad 2 and Samsung's Galaxy Tab, have upped the mobile experience.

Furthermore, tablets are not only being used for entertainment purposes. More and more businesses and schools are replacing textbooks and print manuals with tablets. For instance, Alaska Airlines replaced its flight manuals with iPads, and American Airlines is looking to adopt the tablet as well.

Now, South Korea wants to replace textbooks in its schools with tablets as a way of jumping into the digital age. Last week, South Korea's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology announced that the government will invest over $2 billion USD in the tablet idea by 2015.

In addition, South Korea will create a cloud-based server system for its schools that allows them to download textbooks on their tablets.

The idea is to make learning more convenient, as children can simply download a new textbook on their tablet. Students can take online classes on the tablets as well, and the government will count these classes as regular school attendance. Also, children who are sick or hospitalized for a period of time can keep up with their schoolwork using a tablet.

South Korea hopes to replace print textbooks completely by 2015.

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RE: US school system
By nstott on 7/5/2011 1:36:58 PM , Rating: 2
frobizzle: a product of the liberal 'edumacation' system. In Massachusetts, the kiddies are taught about fisting in high school and are exposed in 1st grade to information about how their female teacher was once a man, all without parental consent.

RE: US school system
By wordsworm on 7/5/2011 10:22:15 PM , Rating: 2
I don't think that's the reason why in Massachusetts, the average person has the highest IQ in the US. One might naturally think that the reason that Massachusetts is a liberal voting state is because they are more intelligent. Conversely, Missouri is a conservative voting state, and has the lowest average IQ in the US.

RE: US school system
By nstott on 7/6/2011 2:10:11 PM , Rating: 2
MA has the highest average IQ mostly due to out-of-state and international professors and students at MIT and Harvard. The average was particularly high when I was there but dropped significantly after I received my PhD from MIT and then left. :P The locals in MA are particularly ignorant and plain stupid, kind of like the Mississippi of the northeast.

Missouri isn't a conservative state but is a swing state, as should have been taught to you during your secondary education, and changes hands between both parties regularly. Try not to pull facts out of your @$$ just because they conveniently fit with your idiotic narrative. Google what I wrote about MA if you want to verify. Both occurrences happened while I was there.

RE: US school system
By wordsworm on 7/7/2011 4:32:37 PM , Rating: 2
You made up a dubious narrative about getting a PhD and some stupid story about how kids are taught using pornographic materials. There are rocket scientists in Texas, but they still have low IQs relative to Massachusetts. So, it's unlikely that a minuscule minority is going to overwhelm a statistical survey.

That would be like saying that Korea has one of the highest average IQs in the world because I'm here.

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