With modern day children using laptops, tablets and smartphone’s on a daily basis, does this mean the beginning of the end for the textbook in the classroom?
In South Korea, changes are already being made with the aim of digitizing the entire curriculum. The new digital curriculum will allow the children to ‘explore the world beyond the classroom’ and will focus on customized learning and teaching.
In the US, 600 school districts are switching to using digital textbooks and Amazon has already latched onto this by starting a digital textbook rental service targeted at students. According to Digital Promise, a scheme launched in the US, there is educational software out there that researchers are working on with the capabilities and effectiveness of a personal tutor.
Once the ‘digital divide’ is bridged, who knows where the future of education could be heading?