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The Incredible Lightness Of Learning

Students lugging bags of books or trooping to libraries? They’ve all gone electronic.

The Incredible Lightness Of Learning
AFP (From Outlook, June 27, 2011)
The Incredible Lightness Of Learning
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Raju is a first year engineering student in Chennai. Every day, he spends hours going through international technical journals his college library subscribes to. But he doesn’t need to go physically to the library any more. He hooks on to the college’s Wi-Fi network from his laptop and connects to the library website to access online journals from anywhere in the campus. Raju also has abandoned many of the heavy tomes engineering students are used to carrying around. Instead, he reads the pdf (portable document format) version of the books on his e-book reader, complete with diagrams and photographs.

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