Digital textbooks alter academic life

Heavy backpacks full of books strain students’ shoulders and symbolize their plight. But maybe not for much longer as digital textbooks become the norm.

Apple, the global leader in IT innovation, has jumped into the digital textbooks market, launching iBooks 2 in January. Unlike their simple predecessors, the new software supports diverse interaction with the users.

Not to be outdone, Samsung Electronics is as ever ready to duel with its Learning Hub, an educational content service through which around 6,000 exercises for all age groups will be provided. Users can download the service on their tablets.

“Digital textbooks mean more than converting textbooks into a digital format,” said Jung Kwang-hun, a researcher at the Korea Education and Research Information Service, in a report.

For full article see Korea Times.