News agency «Agence France-Presse» informs that in Japan, paper school textbooks will be replaced by electronic.
It is also noted that the implementation of this project, called «School of the Future», will be carried out gradually. Starting next month, the program will equip ten Japanese elementary schools with tablets for pupils as well as interactive blackboards. Note that this project is aimed at schoolchildren under 12 years old who are familiar with digital technologies from birth..
The manufacturers of the new school equipment for the project are Fujitsu and Toshiba. The developers claim that thanks to the introduction of new products, the teacher will be able to monitor the actions of his students in real time on his tablet, as well as coordinate their work, both in the classroom and remotely..
If this program is successful, then next year the Japanese Ministry of Education will increase the number of schools participating in the program to 50. As for the total cost of the project, it is more than $ 33 million..
Despite the fact that today Japan is considered a pioneer in the field of electronics, nevertheless, it lags behind South Korea, Great Britain and Singapore in the speed of introduction of information technology into the educational system. Based on this, the Japanese government recently approved a new program, according to which all students in the country will be provided with a computer for classes until 2020..