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South Korean Schools Go Paperless. Can Others Follow?

South Korea’s Education Ministry announced last week that it plans to replace all printed textbooks with digital versions in the next four years. It’s part of a larger effort to integrate technology into all aspects of the South Korean education system, including moving all nationwide academic exams online and offering more online classes. The Education … Continue reading South Korean Schools Go Paperless. Can Others Follow? →

Can Interactive Books Get Kids to Read More?

Booksurfers is a new e-book adventure series aimed at children age 9 to 12. In a lot of ways, it fits squarely within the long tradition of children’s adventure stories: a group of kids is thrust into a strange scenario where they must use their wits to solve a problem, where they travel to strange … Continue reading Can Interactive Books Get Kids to Read More? →

Are Tablets Made for the Education Market Doomed?

A couple of weeks ago, tablet maker enTourage announced that it was ceasing production of its pocket e-reader eDGe and was shutting its online e-bookstore. Although a consumer electronics device, the enTourage eDGe was aimed squarely at the educational market, inking a number of deals with major textbook providers and joining the Blackboard Alliance Program, … Continue reading Are Tablets Made for the Education Market Doomed? →

Weekly News Roundup

National Geographic has unveiled a new education section of its website, with a great collection of maps, multimedia, teaching activities, and resources Amazon announced this week that it would be launching a Lending Library later this year, a deal that would let Kindle owners check out books from over 11,000 libraries. This brings Kindle to … Continue reading Weekly News Roundup →

Kids Create Their Own Plots with E-Books

By Audrey Watters A dictionary definition of “book” typically emphasizes the writing and the printing, the sheets of paper, and the binding and cover — all things that are poised to be thoroughly disrupted with the advent of the e-book. It isn’t simply that the printed text is being digitized or that content is moving … Continue reading Kids Create Their Own Plots with E-Books →

Algebra, Meet the iPad: Part II

The iPad’s impact on the role of the teacher, paid content versus free online and open-source content, and the learning process. Will eighth-graders who use the iPad to learn algebra do better than their textbook-using counterparts? That’s what publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Fuse pilot program will determine at the end of the school year. In … Continue reading Algebra, Meet the iPad: Part II →

Google and Amazon Battle Over the Book Market

Following in the heels of Google’s big headliner about its new eBooks software yesterday, Amazon announced its own web-based e-reader, according to the Wall Street Journal. From the article: Asked how the new Amazon feature might change the competitive landscape, Google spokeswoman Jeannie Hornung said, “Google eBooks is a competitive offering.” A key difference for … Continue reading Google and Amazon Battle Over the Book Market →

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