With the growing amount of educational materials offered on the Internet for free, are textbooks on their way out?
They soon may be. In the Lake Washington School District, for example, educators are investigating whether they can replace their high-school science texts with e-books built from free materials available online.
Up until recently, district officials didn’t think there was enough online curriculum to replace traditional textbooks, said Linda Stevens, director of curriculum and assessment.
Now, the district believes online materials may be equivalent or superior to what’s in print — and cheaper, too.More