What’s Wrong with the Dept of Ed and FCC’s Digital Textbook Push

On February 1, the FCC and the Department of Education unveiled a “Digital Textbook Playbook” (PDF), a guide to help K-12 schools makes the transition from printed textbooks to digital ones. According to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, the goal is to get all students in the U.S. using digital textbooks in the next five years.

In both the chairman’s and in Arne Duncan’s remarks, as well as in numerous write-ups of the initiative, it’s the weight of the printed textbook that is given as one of the top reasons why we simply must make the switch.

Ugh.

via What’s Wrong with the Dept of Ed and FCC’s Digital Textbook Push.

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