In a digital future, textbooks are history

Textbooks have not gone the way of the scroll yet, but many educators say it won't be long before they are replaced by digital versions, reports the New York Times -- or supplanted altogether by lessons assembled from the wealth of free courseware, educational games, videos, and projects on the web. "Kids are wired differently these days," said Sheryl R. Abshire, chief technology officer for the Calcasieu Parish school system

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