The future of the textbook…

I often wonder about the juxtaposition between learners enrolling on language courses and proudly picking up their shiny new textbooks, and the use of technology for language learning. I mean, if you don’t have a kindle yourself, you definitely know somebody who does, and I am sure we all have some form of digitised printed matter on our computers. So, then, what does this mean for the future of the textbook? Will the integration of technology result in the obsolescence of printed matter? Can synchronous language learning become fully digitized? What do you think?

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