Norwegian school use e-books

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Aftenposten ran a story today on a school in Horten, Norway exchanging regular books for e-books in a test project. Apparently it's quite economical too, since production and sales costs are cut. The students are complaining it's still a bit slow, and that the books the use aren't designed for screen.

writingdesigning's picture

Aren't there health concerns with getting children to stare at monitors so early?

HaleyFiege's picture

What reader are they using?

Don McCahill's picture

Production costs will be cut, but that is usually only 5% of the cost of a textbook. If they are saying sales costs are eliminated, then that is only for the initial period. When every publisher has ebooks, they will be paying salespeople to flog them again.

Si_Daniels's picture

>What reader are they using?

Looks like this one from the pic...

http://www.irextechnologies.com/products/iliad

>Aren’t there health concerns with getting children to stare at monitors so early?

Uses eInk rather than traditional monitors which has similar properties to paper (glossy gray paper with poor quality printing on it?)

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