Hondsrug College in the Netherlands shows us today, content is still king.
This private Christian school made headlines last year when they announced that they were issuing iPads to all the students. They were the first school in the Netherlands to do so, spending over a quarter of a million euros to buy 700 iPads. And today they are getting even more attention as they transition back to paper textbooks.
According to sources, the school was more than capable of running the hardware side of the iPad program, but in their rush to use the tablets they forgot to make sure that their curriculum was ready to be used on it. There simply wasn’t enough academic content in Dutch, and from the sounds of things the teachers hadn’t transitioned their material either.