04 Jul '11, 11am

S.Korea to digitise school books

SOUTH KOREA: The South Korean government has said it plans to digitise all textbooks for elementary, middle and high school students by 2015. This plan for "smart education" is aimed at helping students create their own study pattern, and lighten their backpacks. Some elementary school students are already getting their first taste of "smart education". Student Jin Su Hyun said: "There are things that are difficult to understand in books, but it's much easier using computers and the touch pens because you can move things around". The South Korean government said it hopes all students at elementary and secondary schools throughout the country will be doing this in the next few years. The plan would cost about 2.23 trillion won, or about US$2 billion. South Korea also wants to build an environment for an Internet-based computing system or cloud computing by 2015. It will all...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/eastasia/view/1138...

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