The first digital textbook in Serbia was presented yesterday, 1st March at the Drinka Pavlovic elementary school in Belgrade in the presence of the Serbian PM, Ana Brnabic.
The Serbian government will set aside 70 million EUR for digitalization of school textbooks – the government’s official website informs.
“We are most likely to work with the European Investment Bank, and there is a possibility to get significant support from the European Commission,” Brnabic said, and “expressed her satisfaction with the introduction of the electronic class register, which has already given results, as students are less absent from classes, and employees in schools spend three quarters of less time for administrative work.”
The first digital textbook, which will be used in biology classes, was created under the National Geographic License.
The textbook author, Marina Drndarski said that the textbook contained various interactive tasks, games, audio and video materials, as well as experiments.
Serbian Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development, Mladen Šarčević announced that the School Textbook Law, which will introduce the relevant standards for digital textbooks, would be forwarded to the National Parliament for a public debate at the end of March.
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