A textbook case of digital revolution: Alberta closes the book on an education tradition

EDMONTON – No more pencils. No more books. No more teachers’ dirty looks.  This June, when Alberta students indulge in the traditional end-of-school chant, they may be more right than they know.  This week, Alberta Education confirmed it is closing its provincial textbook depot.  The move will mean the elimination of 25 full-time jobs and save an estimated $5.5 million a year in operating costs.  It will also mark the end of an era in public education — the beginning of the end of the textbook as a classroom teaching tool.

Read the entire article by Paula Simons in the Edmonton Journal at http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/Simons+textbook+case+digital+revolution+Alberta+closes/8583751/story.html

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