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Lynn Salehi

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Are printed textbooks obsolete? Are there good reasons to keep using them along with or instead of digital learning environments?

What are the pros and cons of paper vs. digital resources for learning? Assuming equal access to computers, is digital necessarily better? Will we be losing anything if we give up the hard copies? Should schools (and textbook companies) focus their resources on creating and using rich digital environments that support 21st century learning?

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    Feb 17 2011: One point of interest that doesn't address the question specifically:

    The schools are fighting to keep paper texts alive, as they are a huge source of revenue creation. Even in these times of budget cutbacks, schools are finding the money to invest in new bookstores. Bookstores are cash-cows.

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