Friday, October 9, 2009

To Infinity and Beyond?


The New York Times has an article posted about Walt Disney's new subscription service for its book catalog. For $79.95 a year, you can buy access to thousands of books that will be available digitally on the site. Think about how this could impact schools. Scholastic and Harper Collins have subscription services as well. Instead or in conjunction with buying single copies, schools will pay subscription fees for student access to books. Instead of buying class sets, you would pay a site fee and have access on your computers. With the advent of smaller computers like Netbooks, think about what independent reading in the classroom will look like in ten years.

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