Wednesday, July 06, 2011
South Korea has announced that it will have all of its elementary school textbooks completely digitized by 2015. Anyone who has seen young people lugging backpacks with 40 to 50 pounds of paper will recognize this as a major advance in education. The US should be asking why it can't do the same. Digital textbooks will allow South Korea to maintain its claim to be one of the most advanced networked societies in the world. Other countries should be learning from South Korea, particularly the US, but this country seems to ignore the peninsula. From a PR perspective, South Korea has much to boast about, and it should.