South Korea schools going digital

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    clifford VIP Member

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    South Korea to go completely digital for textbooks by 2015

    Read more here - http://www.techspot.com/news/44534-south-korea-to-go-completely-digital-for-textbooks-by-2015.html
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    I think the whole world will advance to this level before long. :)
     
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    Whist I like the advances in technology, I'm not sure I think it's a good idea for kids to lose hand-written skills, call me old fashioned, but I think a mix would be nice :)
     
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    A friend of mine was telling me that his 13 year old has a class where it is taught from a remote location. All the students have a button at their desk that they press when they have a question. There is a teacher in the classroom as well to provide adult supervision. It didn't make a whole lot of sense to me.
     
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    I can see that having something like a Kindle may make loads more sense than having textbooks to carry around. I remember at University my bag would often be full of several very thick and heavy books for lectures, but carrying round a light Kindle would have been much easier!

    I wonder if writing will become a lost art in centuries to come :lol2. I hardly write at all now that I think about it, just shopping lists and Christmas cards!
     
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    It already is if you think about it. No need to write out birthday cards etc - you have web sites like funkypigeon.com et al where you can create a card online and have it posted to the recipient. Totally impersonal.....
     
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    Well, the star trek Voyager episode 'Unforgettable' there is a scene where Chakotay uses an 'ancient' form of communication to write down some memories. Seems pretty realistic to me that in the future writing by hand will be obselite.

     
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