April 5, 2014
E-books or Textbooks?
Technology keeps advancing every day, and E-books are taking over removing the textbooks from schools. The article “The future of Education: Textbooks vs. eBooks”, mentions all the good things how eBooks can help many, for example how eBooks are cheaper for college students and how they are more convenient in the way college students don’t have to carry the heavy traditional textbooks. Also, we know that as a college student we have a tight budget and purchasing textbooks every semester can be expensive and half of the time we can’t afford it. It says how some teachers favor this new method because they believe students can perform better by reading with technology since this generation is more used to it. This e-Books are getting very popular that some universities want to apply it to their students; one of them is Northwest Missouri State University. I agree with the decision that MSU is making about e-Books and their students because students would read more and learn more, it’s cheaper for the campus and students, and thirdly students agree they have a positive experience with e-Books.
To begin with, is an easier way for college students to learn faster in a more advance way. Today generation are more used to technology than never before. Who doesn’t have a smartphone on their hands now days? A ten year old carries a more brand new phone than their parents. E-books are not the exception for college student, as students we look for a more affordable way to learn and have enough money to survive college life. Mention in the article “The future of education”, “many educational institutions have already tested the usability of technology in classrooms, with hopes of offering students a more modern and hands on method for obtaining information”. (Pg. 1 paragraph 5) Hubbard a teacher in MSU says” I’m” I’m convinced that students will read more...
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