Wednesday, 10 June 2009
California shifts to e-textbooks
The Silicon Valley Mercury News has an article by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in which he announces a new digital textbooks initiative California. The plan will save money by phasing out 'antiquated, heavy, expensive textbooks' in favor of electronic books. Gov. Schwarzenegger says that internet activities such as Facebook, Twitter and downloading to iPods show that young people are the first to adopt new online technologies and that the internet is the best way to learn in classrooms. With the beginning of the new school year this August, math and science students in California's high schools will have access to online texts that have passed an academic standards review.