This use of technology can create a paperless classroom.
There would be important economic impacts of such a fundamental change in human society, which would be felt by both the forest industry and the computer industry.
The forest industry, acting in its self interest, would attempt to prevent such a change from occurring, using strategies such as creative marketing of paper products, and supporting the invention or improvement of paper-dependent technologies such as the photocopier or printer.
Students do not need to develop a filing system, and even disorganized students can find their lecture notes organized for them on Blackboard by the teacher, week by week.
The use of a scanned textbook eliminates the problem of students forgetting their work, and there is no longer any need for them to carry heavy textbooks to class – so no excuses!