Ever since South Korea announced they would go paperless in schools by 2015, I’ve been interested to see how a school could go entirely digital. Add to that, that when Apple makes an announcement, people take notice.
However I still have some skepticism digital textbooks are going to replace traditional ones anytime soon.
Here’s some questions I have:
– If a student loses their ipad, is it easy and cheap to replace?
-Is the shelf-life of an ipad long enough to be cost effective?
– If students scratch it, drop it, press too hard, leave it outside, pile all their books and other stuff on top of it, will it still work?
– Can students quickly and effortlessly scan through multiple pages?
– Does it feel like a traditional book?( I can’t verbalize why, but reading off tablets or E-Readers don’t cut it for me yet. There’s something lacking that I can’t put my finger on it, like lack of periphery or something)