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BELGRADE, October 30 2014

New Look Entertainment Co used The School Day at the Belgrade Book Fair to present project for undisputed future of education – electronic books with multimedia content.

Serbian Ministry of Education announced earlier that e-textbooks would become part of education system.

Maja Bekcic-Petrovic, Media and PR Manager in New Look Entertainment, emphasized that e-textbooks are “world trend, without a doubt”. NLE decided to present idea of software platform, which would easily turn classic books into digital, but also enrich them with different interactive, multimedia content.

“Interactive learning is more important than ever… today, children aged 3 to 5 years appear to have been born with a tablet or smartphone in hands.”

Recent research in the US has shown that children who use interactive e-textbooks learn 30 to 80 percent faster than those who use classic textbooks.

An experiment is still conducted in two remote villages in Africa where one company awarded 20 tablets to children without any instructions on how to use them: on the first day, the children who never even saw TV, managed to start their new gadgets, a week after they’ve already mastered applications, and six months later they actually succeed to hack software on their devices!

“It’s all moving to tablets and mobile phones, so electronic, interactive textbooks are definitely the future. With enough imagination and cooperation with publishers, that kind of future is closer to young people in Serbia”, Maja Bekcic added.

 

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