Georgia is the latest state to take steps toward allowing digital textbooks in place of printed tomes in classrooms,according to this report from the Associated Press.
A bill passed handily in the state senate would include electronic readers under the state’s definition of “textbook.” The measure has not yet been taken up by the house of representatives.
A number of states have begun to look more seriously at digital textbooks as an option for schools, and steadily chipped away at the notion that bound books are an essential tool for delivering the curriculum. California, West Virginia, and other states are also taking steps to incorporate electronic materials into schools, as we’ve written about here.
What’s happening in your state or district?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.