Are American Schools Wired Enough For Digital Textbooks? [Headlines]
Some educational institutions in the United States might not be prepared for the now inevitable wave of ebooks.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski on Wednesday challenged schools and companies to get digital textbooks in students’ hands within five years. The Obama administration’s push comes two weeks after Apple Inc. announced it would start to sell electronic versions of a few standard high-school books for use on its iPad tablet. Firstpost Technology