There are two potential winners in South Korea’s recent announcement that they would be moving to a completely-digital curriculum model by 2015: students in the Asian country should win and the country’s homegrown tablet-maker Samsung is likely to win as well.
The government has committed to spend $2.4 billion to buy the equipment and digitize all of the material. They intend to roll it out to elementary schools by 2014 and across the entire education system the following year.
While there was no mention of Samsung, it is highly unlikely that the contract would go to any other company outside of the country. Samsung, which produces gadgets such as the Galaxy Tab, is comparably priced to other tablets and is well-supported by their home government. At this point, it’s likely a formality to request bids.