Textbooks Of Tomorrow [Pic]

Submitted by: redsy 6 years ago in Tech
Textbooks of Tomorrow
Via: OnlineEducation.net
What will textbooks of the future look like? How will students study? How will you read?
There are 27 comments:
Male 201
Aaaannnnd - as soon as the man has this in the hands of every kid and has knocked print to the floor then kicked it in the face a few times the price of digital texbooks will increase, whether it be slowly or abruptly, it will equal out. Then we can ensure those pesky children using up OUR tax dollars in low-income areas stay where they belong: out of school when they can`t even afford a Kindle!
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Female 155
I would have thought that`d be a great idea, when i went to school, my bag often weighed a full stone because of all of the textbooks i had to carry
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Male 663
I think that it will take a long time in the sciences for books to be replaced. I know most courses in engineering are still taught with blackboards and chalk. I have a few students using E books as the text book. They have a harder time following what I am doing on the board because they can`t jump back and forth between pages that are in different parts of the book. They also have an issue when I point out a simplification in the method the book missed or worse an error in the book. The ones with hard copies just jot it down and keep going.
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Male 1,016
1 in 4 students would give up sex for 1 month for digital text books .....yeah sure ask the geek ....they ain`t getting any anyways ....not a tough thing to do.
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Male 164
A few things come to mind. No one ever stole ALL my text books while I was at a McDonalds. And books don`t get viruses and crash, it seems a little all eggs in one basket to me.
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Male 4,902
@Gerry1of1
Saw that also, freaking retarded.
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Female 309
Whenever I get an article to read at university I tend to print it off anyway; I think it`s much easier to read and take notes of something if you have a hard copy of it. It is a waste of paper, but that`s how I learn. Same with most of my class mates.
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Male 383
I`m not sure if they will replace books that quickly, besides sometimes books are quite useful.
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Male 192
i hope this comes in, then we can make sure that THE companies get profit rather than PIRATEs keeping it at BAY
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Male 39,882

A california school recently spent 400 thousand dollars to outfit a kindergarten class with iPads. 18 students and 400K.... what a waste
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Male 371
I believe the tablet will replace the wallets, id`s, and phones in the world and everyone will have one or will be required to own one in 2020.
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Female 247
@LillianDulci agreed, I like the paper format better cause its easier to flip through during class when the professor decides to start skipping back and forth and for some reason I remember things better when I hand write them vs typing. There are quite a few benefits to digital copies as well though.
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Male 15,259
It might save students money too.
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Male 10,440
All of my textbooks are digital. Otherwise they would weigh a hundred pounds (around that). They didn`t cost me anything.

Truly we live in a golden age.
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Female 2,549
Book burnings will be rare & toxic- in future.
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Female 2,674
I don`t like digital books because I like being able to freely flip through pages, hold pages to flip through quickly. Maybe there`s features like that already on digital books idk but ones I`ve viewed online so far haven`t been like that. But there are tons of benefits like cheaper cost, less trees wasted, and things like that [and the idea of more interactive textbooks in the future is good..] so I`m not completely opposed to it.
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Female 1,148
I miss regular books... :/
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Male 39,882

Well DUH!
It`s the future of all books/printed material so
why would text books be excluded?

They didn`t mention your test in school would be on one of those
too and when done you`d send to the teacher.
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Male 92
But can you "resell" digital textbooks? Nothing wrong with digital, plus it would be cool to have a searchable book. But I`d prefer a normal textbook anyway, if anything because you don`t have the internet one window behind. And you can always sell them again when you`re finished.
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Female 4,084
sad. i love the feel of books, the possession of them, the ability of them to transport me places...

this whole trend makes me very sad.
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Female 80
The 1 in 4 students who would give up sex for a month to have digital books were probably not having sex to begin with. Just sayin.
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Male 5,163
yes Fatninja01 is the same for me.
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Male 3,425
Seems like an advert for the iPad to me. I think digital textbooks are a good idea and I really do see them taking off, but not on a $500 device with a backlit screen that hurts your eyes. They`d be much more ideal on a device like the Kindle, something with a colour e-ink screen and maybe multimedia capabilities, but affordable at the same time.
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Male 2,790
neat
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Male 25,416
I would miss the fun of having a text book. drawing little people at the bottom right of each page so when i flick the pages, the people are dancing
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Male 11,739
Oh my god! How will they be able to study and read with the words in some electronic format? How will they comprehend the language if it`s on some sort of electronic device? I would never be able to do that
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Female 94
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