Children In South Korea Will Use Tablets For Classrooms

South Korea plans to convert all textbooks to tablets by 2015. $2 billion will be spent to develop digital textbooks, replacing paper in all schools.

Students will be able to get paper-free learning materials from a cloud-based system, supplementing traditional content with multimedia on school supplied tablets. In addition, the plan will let students to catch up on work from home. But that doesn’t mean students can do their exercises on a virtual field, but they can participate in Math or reading lessons while away from school.

While South Korea provides tablets for students , Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has also decided to issue iPad to National Servicemen in Basic Military Training to sharpen their training skills. It seems like more and more countries are implementing the use of tablets in various fields and industries. But will it really works?

To me, tablets is more like an device for entertainment rather than a device for serious purpose. There are many things that can be done using the powerful device but there are also a lot of distractions to prevent you from focusing on serious assignments. What do you think about it?


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