Recently I blogged about textbooks being replaced by eBooks by 2015 in South Korea.
Well ….. according to one supplier, it won’t be too long before eBooks replace textbooks in Australian schools. Reporting on the website Adelaide Now it is said that the trend toward increased use of laptops, smartphones and iPads in Australian schools is having a strong impact on the landscape of education.
Indeed, those of us in schools see this as a growing reality whereby the presence of technology in schools has grown dramatically over the last few years. Class sets of laptops, tablets and iPads are no longer a rarity in our schools, while the use of Interactive White Boards is almost a given.
James Cathro, managing director of Campion, one of the largest textbook suppliers in Australia was quoted as saying:
While the e-book revolution is only at the early stage in schools, laptop and now iPad usage by students is high and continues to grow, so it is a logical step that the demand for e-textbooks will increase.”
It seems that the days of heavy school bags may at last be drawing to an end!