RUNNING HEAD: Do Ethicists Steal More BooksEach course lasts five days. Bookings cannot be made for individual days. Our courses are taught intensively in small groups of no more than 12 students in order to ensure that everyone has plenty of opportunity to talk to the teachers and to get very close to the books. Each course consists of thirteen seminars amounting in all to twenty hours of teaching time spread between Monday lunchtime and Friday afternoon. There is timetabled 'library time' that allows students to explore the rich resources of the University's Senate House Library, one of the UK's major research libraries. There will also be an evening programme with an opening reception and talk, a book-related guided walking tour, and a reception hosted by a major London antiquarian bookseller. The London Rare Books School is grateful to receive donations in support of its continuing mission to promote the study of all areas of bibliography and the history of the book.
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Yes, it does look good, doesn't it. Twenty years ago, educational futurists predicted that some day--probably some day soon--students would no longer stagger through the halls of their schools balancing giant stacks of books. Instead, they'd carry one single device loaded with e-texts. Easily updated, always current, and wonderfully inexpensive, these e-textbooks would replace the clunky old forest-killing paper texts. Why not? There are several reasons, some visible on the large scale and some obvious to teachers in K classrooms.
Eighteen students file into a brightly lit classroom. Arrayed around its perimeter are 18 computers. The students take their seats, log in to their machines, and silently begin working. Email him at will. A young woman near the corner of the room is plugging her way through a basic linear equation.
ShutterStock Today's students see themselves as digital natives , the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in classroom technologies , with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks. In , California passed a law requiring that all college textbooks be available in electronic form by ; in , Florida lawmakers passed legislation requiring public schools to convert their textbooks to digital versions. Given this trend, teachers, students, parents and policymakers might assume that students' familiarity and preference for technology translates into better learning outcomes. But we've found that's not necessarily true.
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Lifelong learning will help you be happier, earn more, and even stay healthier, experts say. Plus, plenty of the smartest names in business, from Bill Gates to Elon Musk , insist that the best way to get smarter is to read. So what do you do? You go out and buy books, lots of them. But life is busy, and intentions are one thing, actions another.
The popular children's chant may have a whole new meaning before long. State and federal government agencies have talked about and passed legislation to move towards digital education. With the rise of tablets on iBook publishing, a new age of learning may be upon us. The American education system, however, must proceed with great caution that this trend does not lead to a new digital divide and greater inequity among students accessing a good education. South Korea has pledged that all elementary and secondary schools will be completely digital by the year The ministry of education will ensure that every student has access to a mobile device, a strong connection to the Internet, and a cloud-computing network dedicated to education.