a news story on National Public Radio (NPR) this morning that said that the South Koreans were at the forefront of using digital textbooks. Their goal was to be completely digital by 2015.
The United States Secretary of Education also wants to go digital. He said, "Over the next few years, textbooks should be obsolete."
What ramifications does this mean for the publishing industry if the next generations of children grow up without holding printed books in their hands? Will the publishing industry have to go completely digital?
And what does this mean in general for "readers?" Will children continue to be taught to read for the joy of reading? What implications will there be for children who grow up solely on digital devices.
Change is coming! I'm going take the positive side and hope that this will be a good thing for society. However, I'm sure there will be some fallout, some ramifications.
What do you think? How will this change our world?