South Korea is welcoming technology into the elementary-level education. By about 2014, it is expected that all educational material at the elementary level will get digitized and in another year. The curriculum will get delivered on computers, smart phones and tablets. The education ministry had revealed that it will spend $2.4 billion buying the requisite tablets and digitizing material for them.
Some schools in the country have already started using digital versions of textbooks. The government will gradually choose the make of the tablet which will get used. The main contenders for the tablet are the iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab. While these decisions are taken, there is a current debate on for the effectiveness of the form factor as against the text books. Other contenders, and manufacturers make a case for a larger screen size to be compliant with the size of the books. Kno, another manufacturer, believes that students look for a e-reader which will be able to faithfully reproduce the books on the screen without compromise. Kno's survey also mentions this as the primary reason for the previous trial failures of other readers like the Kindle DX.
In any case, this is potentially a large windfall for Samsung and a great step in integrating technology with education in South Korea.
In India, there are some conversations by privately run schools for considering or a different other tablet for the same purpose. However, givent that not much of a movement has happened, it is assumed that it will still take some more time.