SKorean students ditch paper for digital books

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Author: associated Press

Thursday 21 July 2011

GOESAN, South Korea: South Korea is taking a $2 billion gamble that its students are ready to ditch paper textbooks in favor of tablet PCs as part of a vast digital scholastic network.

France, Singapore, Japan and others are also racing to create classrooms where touch-screens provide instant access to millions of pieces of information.
But South Korea believes it enjoys an advantage over these countries, with kids who are considered the world’s savviest navigators of the digital universe.
At Sosu Elementary School in Goesan, principal Jo Yong-deuk speaks of a future in which his students interact in virtual reality with Ludwig van Beethoven and Abraham Lincoln.

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