The Future of Education: Tablets vs. Schoolbooks
The federal government activity, content publishing company and the technology industry are taking a big try to promote tablets into public schools, bringing up questions about hidden prices to implement such a course of study.
Tablets provide Savings for Schools
According to the FCC, the U.S. spends almost $7 billion each year on schoolbooks, but a lot of them are seven to 10 years outdated. Counsellors think using tablets alternatively will save money and better learning.
The Federal Communications Commission based its $3 billion cost savings calculate on the presumption that nowadays tablet price of $250 for each one will drop down to $150 since schools purchase tablets in bulk, hardware becomes cheaper and technology boosts.
Supported these parameters, the future savings would outcome in saving $60 per student, which looking at there are more than 49 million educates in public schools equals to almost $3 billion in savings — almost one-half the cost of traditional schoolbooks today.