Press Release: May 06, 2020
A digital textbook is a digital book or eBook intended to serve as the text for a class. Digital textbooks may also be known as etextbooks or eTexts. Digital textbooks are a major component of technology-based education reform. They may serve as the texts for a traditional face-to-face class, an online course or degree, or a massive open online course (MOOC).
There are many potential advantages to digital textbooks. They may offer lower costs, make it easier to monitor student progress, and are easier and cheaper to update when needed. Open source etextbooks may offer the opportunity to create free, modifiable textbooks for basic subjects, or give individual teachers the opportunity to create etexts for their own classrooms. They may offer better access to quality texts in the developing world. For this reason, many schools and colleges around the world have made the implementation of digital textbooks a central component of education policy. However, the transition to eTextbooks is costly, complex and controversial. Students express a strong preference for printed materials in many surveys and across cultures. Many interconnected factors, from device access, to digital literacy, to teaching methods affect the implementation of digital textbooks in the classroom. Issues of overall value, book quality, privacy, and intellectual property have yet to be resolved.
Why students and teachers use digital textbooks?
1. Less expensive
In general, eBooks are less expensive. According to the US Department of Education (https://www.ed.gov), eBooks are up to 53 percent cheaper than new textbooks on average. Paper textbooks are expensive to produce and expensive for schools to buy. In the past, there were many incentives offered to students to use eBooks and some students get the price of ebooks included in their tuition when they sign up for classes. Unfortunately, this included the price of the hard copy of the textbooks as well. The price savings offered by the rental services of digital textbooks are much greater as you can still return the textbook, which makes for a cheaper price than buying out the textbooks. The resale value of the hard copy textbooks drops quite drastically within a year as there is always a new version out on the market, and the next batch of students always want to purchase the new version of the book that their professor recommended.
2. Spin saver
The digital textbooks save the added weight of hard copy textbooks. Digital textbooks can be easily accessed by a smartphone, tablet, or a computer. This eliminates the need to carry textbooks around and students with eReaders or tablets can access their entire book on their device. This definitely adds to the convenience factor of the digital textbooks, so there is never a moment when you forget your book because you always have all of your books in the cloud so you can easily access them anywhere.
Almost all of the eBooks come with a lot of useful tools and interactive programs to expand on what the plain text states. With digital textbooks, publishers can insert videos, interactive charts, editable formulas, pop quiz, in-depth figures and more right within the body of the text. This makes for a more immersive experience for the students, keeps them engaged, and enriches the explanations of topics. This also saves time and resources wasted by the professor in preparing in-class handouts or illustrations for hard to understand topics.
Information changes so quickly that some textbooks are out of date almost before they're published. The digital content is very easy to manage, change, and update. With a simple download of a file, you can update an entire book with newly available information. Digital textbooks provide more current material than print textbooks: which can take a year or two to get to print.
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