E Books in India : Changing the Face of Education
There is no doubt that technology has become heavily integrated into our everyday lives. With launch of ebooks and its gaining popularity. There is almost no escaping it. We rely on our cellphones and laptops for everything whether it be finding a recipe for dinner or researching the hottest stocks. Now a days ebooks can be read on go. While travelling one can read ebooks. In classrooms also ebooks are widely been read and accepted by the students community.
Education has also been heavily influenced by the integration of technology like ebooks as it is fast becoming the only way to reach students. In addition to the use and promotion of several LMS, there have been several other tech advancements like ebooks that have forever changed the face of education. The top 5 of these tech advancements include:-
While the use of social media in classrooms has raised a bit of alarm, the overall benefits of using social media far outweigh the detriments. By using social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter in the classroom, teachers have seen an increase in grades and classroom participation – even less sociable students have become more participatory. As social media becomes more prevalent in the everyday lives of students, teachers will have to integrate the platforms into the classroom if they wish to keep their students engaged. Even ebooks can be clubbed to social media platforms and accessed across the globe.
Not everyone has the schedule that fits into the traditional university setting. For years, those that were unable to obtain a college degree through traditional means were simply left to do without. However, since the start of online degree programs, thousands have been able to pursue the degrees they want on their own time, affording them the opportunity to pursue more financially stable degrees. In online programmes too ebooks can pla a major role. With ebooks online students can access the subject ebooks from anywhere in seconds. There is a huge savings in cost of book printing, production, distribution and inventory management. With ebooks all these hassles can be taken care easily.
Classrooms are becoming more technologically involved than ever before. In fact, most students can’t even remember walking in to a classroom that didn’t have a computer or some piece of technology that was used on a regular basis. Now ebooks can be accessed from both computers and and Tablets. Tablets not only offer students the chance to browse for information in quick fashions, but they also allow them to more easily collaborate on projects and become more engaged in their learning process ofcourse apart from reading ebooks. They have become exceptional tools that soon every classroom will strive to have along with ebooks.
Schools have long battled the use of cell phones in school; however, the smartphone, like the tablet, have had different receptions. Now a days many executives read ebooks on Smartphones. While travelling ebooks can be read on Smartphones. While waiting for flights, trains etc one can easily read ebooks on Smartphones. In addition to providing access to social media platforms which allow students to more freely interact, they also provide easy access to useful information which betters a child’s overall learning experience. They also offer numerous apps designed to help students better budget their time and create more efficient schedules to complete their school work. These apps can be integrated in ebooks to make education more engaging, entertaining and funfilled.
Free Online Resources
Access to education online has by far been the biggest advancement in education. Now many ebooks can be accessed free of cost. Like never before, students are able to access any type of information about any subject matter they choose apart from ebooks. YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, and numerous others forums have bettered the learning experience and allowed student access to resources necessary to supplement their own education.
As we continue to build upon our technological age, the use of the internet and different gadgets in the classroom will only become more and more prevalent. The classrooms that survive and thrive will be those that aren’t afraid to push the envelope and integrate current technologies into their curriculum. Now next age is of ebooks which can be easily accessed from anywhere on different devices and platforms. These ebooks are also going to make educaiton more affordable, accessible and engaging in coming years.