These concerns are expected to be addressed as the provincial government streamlines the pilot testing in public high schools of the e-book readers, which will be locally branded as Rizal Tablets after the national hero Jose Rizal, who hailed from Calamba.
Some 1,000 tablets will be tried next school year among freshman students of LSNHS, University of the Philippines Rural High School and one public high school from each of the four congressional districts in Laguna. Data on the definite number of tablets to be distributed per school were not yet available.
Laguna has about 100,000 students in high school.
Twenty to 30 teachers will also be trained for the test run.
???It will be like a virtual library,??? said Neil Nocon, provincial board member and education committee chair.
The Rizal Tablet, which Nocon likened to Apple???s iPad or Amazon Kindle, could be pre-loaded with ???hundreds??? of electronic textbook copies and reference materials for the high school curriculum.
I quite could not grasp from the news as to who develops this Rizal tablet, and how it come into fruition.
Anyhoo, this is interesting.