The Philippines has opened its doors to promote the use of tablet pc’s as a part of school instruction.
A group of private schools has expressed their desire to use tablets in their schools.
This is a bold step towards development and what better way to improve the current educational standard of their country than to embrace technology to better children’s education.
Not only are the country’s private schools making the shift to tablets, but so are public schools.
Makati City, the New York of the Philippines, is the country’s most advanced community in commerce, business and education. And true to its claim, Makati has once again proven its techno savvy to the country when it recently introduced “Classroom in a tablet”.
This new program basically integrates the existing modules of the school into the Acer Iconia tablet. The city government chose to use tablets instead of laptop computers since the former are cheaper.
This is another significant milestone in the history of Philippine education.
I’d be on the watch over the next year as use of tablets and ebooks is threatening to explode in countries beyond the United States.
Ebook commerce increased 40% in 2011 in the US. Ebooks took several years of growth in the US to hit this mark, but expert analysts predict that ebooks purchasing will catch on much fast around the world.
It’s no wonder, considering the advances of the tablet in education for places like the Philippines.
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