Advantages And Disadvantages Of Textbooks

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Register to read the introduction… With many new options like online free books, school have made access to material independent of the publishers. With digital books, material can be updated, corrected and compared a lot more faster than a regular …show more content…
According to Cam Lincoln “Students who used the ipad version of the textbook scored 20 percent higher on standardized test versus students who learned with traditional textbook”(parag.2).This demonstrates that, students who used the ipad version of the textbook learned more effectively than the students who learned with traditional textbooks. The Ipad clearly shows that it can help improved test scores.According to paul warner “for children with minimal exposure to technology or limited english proficiency.The tablet can help increase comprehension and vocabulary” (parag.33).Essentially, the use of tablets on children that are not expose to technology,can benefit them drastically,allowing them to comprehend the material better. According to National Association for the Education of Young Children“....The key seems to be the fact that children can physically touch something with their finger rather than pushing a pencil.This interaction then registers with the brain more aptly than traditional method”(parag.2).This demonstrates,that physically touching and interacting with the activity can allow them better attain what they have learned. Leapfrog believes that “ Just as a pencil is a tool we use to think and learn, a children's tablet is a tool for thinking and learning too. And when choosing a tablet to help your child learn, it is important to think about the quality of the content. Rich tablet content can …show more content…
According to Andre McNeil“when you consider that certain sites sell textbooks of a much cheaper price:E-books still will be the more affordable options.Quick review of a textbook retailer will show that online version of a textbook can be up to 60% cheaper than its print equivalent”(parag.3).In other words E-books are always going to be the cheaper option, even if the retailer drops the price of the printed version of the textbook.The reason being is that it cost more to manufacture a textbook then to make an electronic version of the textbook .According to Brittany Gibson “The price of college textbooks has risen 102 percent since december 2001, according to a published sept. 7 by bloomberg.The increasing trend has led to the emergence of cheaper methods of sharing information"(parag.3). Brittany Gibson is claiming that, there are other methods of getting textbooks for a cheaper price.“students who buy E-books pay significantly less than the cost of either used or new books with an average savings of about $60.(parag.5).In other words textbook will and always be more expensive compared to e-books. Jeremy greenfield emphasizes that “popular books like The Forgotten by David Baldacci (Hachette). It was the No. 1 best-selling ebook in mid-Dec. and was the No. 7 best-selling ebook last week. It’s priced at $9.20 — not a typical price for a new, best-selling ebook. In the past year, we’ve gotten used

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