School's move to iPads is a welcome decision
Published 01/06/2011 | 05:00
A SCHOOL has just announced that it will dispense with schoolbooks and use iPads for students' tuition and study. This is a good idea as it reduces the weight that students have to carry to and from school, as well as providing an opportunity to utilise a wider range of prescribed text and study aids.
It is a welcome move to take advantage of the development of technology and will prove a cheaper and more convenient option than the conventional purchase of text books.
It may also lead to substantial job losses as there will be no requirement for printing such books, no need for paper, distribution, booksellers or the big bags to carry the heavy load.