Students won’t get textbooks at a new school opening in Britain: They’ll download assignments from e-textbooks to their cell phones or computers.
Online books are under development.
(Headteacher Mark) Emmerson said: “It will be as simple as downloading a ringtone to their SIM card, something practically all teenagers will now know how to do.
“The majority of pupils have their own mobile phones and access to internet at home. Homework requires usually only one or two pages of a book at a time, so it won’t require too much information.”
Giving every student a pile of textbooks is too expensive, Emmerson says.
Via Nothing But Arbroath.