Wednesday November 25, 2020

Textbooks, not tablets

Students go back to printed page

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
28th August, 2016
Students are swapping back iPads for textbooks Pic: iStock

Students in one of the country’s most high-tech schools are ditching their iPads for the humble schoolbook.

St Colman’s College in Claremorris, Co Mayo had been an early adopter of iPads and e-books in the classroom and was seen as a pioneer for other schools.

But due to the high cost, the percentage of students using them has dropped over the past five years from 70 per cent to 20 per...

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