The Kindle is a powerful and revolutionary device in terms of books and reading. Millions of people have already jumped on board and now it looks like Amazon is doing what they can to spread the Kindle to even more people. The target this time is completely different though, rather than selling the Kindle to average people Amazon wants to make it possible for schools to roll out Kindle based classes and reading.
The new system, called Whispercast for Kindle, is meant to give schools and teachers a simple and easy to use system that allows them to deploy Kindle devices and content to students with ease. Probably the most important part of the Whispercast system is the price, it is absolutely free for schools to use which will surely help it catch on.
Whispercast for Kindle is the first true scalable distribution system created for the Kindle, and if it catches on it could definitely change the way education works. Schools will be able to create class groups in the Whispercast system, and then the teachers of those classes will be able to distribute books, notes, and any other documents they wish, through an automated sharing system. The system is online now and Amazon hopes schools will start using it soon, it might be the future of education and it looks like it should be effective.