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'Bookless' textbook study launched at Foothill

Original post made on Jul 21, 2010

A group of educators will meet at Foothill College this week to begin studying how to encourage widespread adoption of free online textbooks.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

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This has been a long time coming!
The sight of 60 pound kids with a 20 pound backpack has always seemed wrong to me. Now that the $100 laptop has become possible, the continued requirement for printed books doesn't make sense.
There is a site public.resources.org, that has undertaken the free distribution of building codes. A similar organization might work for textbooks. Future school desks might have built in keyboard and screen, with the student carrying only flash memory from home to school. Great idea.


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