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Tuesday 28 February 2017

How close is the paperless classroom?

St Bridget's Vocational School in Loughrea plans to do away with paper textbooks by 2013.

Instead of buying books, students in first year pay €100 to use a netbook for five years. They also pay an annual €20 maintenance fee, and an annual e-book charge of €110.

Principal Sean Connolly said: "It is a very natural change for the students. If we want to motivate the students we have to reflect the modern world."

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