South Korea Looks to Replace School Textbooks with Tablets By 2015
July 4, 2011 12:12 PM
comment(s) - last by
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.
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.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: US school system
7/6/2011 1:00:52 PM
You make a valid point, for some reason most people that decide to get a degree in education seem more interested in being overpaid babysitters than actually being interested in the material they're supposed to be teaching. Even at 15 students per classroom it would be difficult to give students the individual attention to get them through rough spots where they get confused without interrupting the whole class.
Ken Robinson has also made the excellent point that we focus too much on the manufacturing date of the child rather than what they are capable of. Classes should be broken up based on material so that those capable and motivated enough to get ahead can be in classes with more advanced material alongside older students instead of being forced to do repetitive arithmetic years below their level with other students their age.
RE: US school system
7/7/2011 4:20:54 PM
You're right in that 15 students is not a perfect number. But it's an awful lot better than 30.
My classrooms are limited to 10 students. Even with that number of students, I notice a major difference between 8 and 10. I might very well be teaching at a public school next year with 30 students simply because the pay is better. It will be interesting to see if I feel as effective as a teacher at that point as I am now.
"We shipped it on Saturday. Then on Sunday, we rested." -- Steve Jobs on the iPad launch
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Praises, Then Slams iPad; Says Apple is Killing U.S. Jobs
April 18, 2011, 6:36 PM
IPad 2's Thinness Takes Android Tablet Maker Samsung by Surprise
March 4, 2011, 10:11 AM
Report: Amazon Hopes to Replace Text Books With Kindle
August 27, 2008, 8:25 AM
Apple Launches iOS 8 for iPads, iPhones
September 17, 2014, 1:54 PM
Apple Cripples NFC in iPhone 6, 6+ With Developer Ban
September 17, 2014, 1:00 PM
5.7" ZTE ZMAX "Phablet" Coming to T-Mobile Sept 24 for $252
September 17, 2014, 11:50 AM
Sony Forecasts $1.7B "Impairment Charge" Due to Poor Smartphone Sales
September 17, 2014, 9:40 AM
More Evidence Points Towards 1GB of RAM for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
September 16, 2014, 3:35 PM
D-Link Offers Lower Priced Wi-Fi Smart Plug to Remotely Power On/Off Your Devices
September 16, 2014, 2:22 PM
Most Popular Articles
Dell Announces "World's Thinnest" Tablet: The Venue 8 7000 Series
September 11, 2014, 8:51 AM
Quick Note: Buy an Xbox One Sept 7-13, Get a Free Game
September 4, 2014, 10:42 AM
Apple Announces Its Smartwatch: The $349 Apple Watch
September 9, 2014, 2:09 PM
T-Mobile Launches Un-carrier 7.0, Beefs Up Wi-Fi Calling
September 11, 2014, 2:56 PM
Russian Hackers Compile List of 10+ Million Stolen Gmail, Yandex, Mailru
September 11, 2014, 11:41 AM
Latest Blog Posts
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information