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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Benefit of eBooks in Education

The popularity of eBooks has grown over the last several years, and is continuing to grow rapidly as more and more books become available.  What is so attractive about this particular form of media?  Why are more people turning to eBooks than ever before?  There are many benefits of using eBooks, some of which will be explored below.

Cost Effective

In most cases, eBooks are far more reasonable than their printed counterparts.  Often, books are subjected to damage that is irreparable and costly.  With eBooks, the price is right and vandalism is not a problem.  When teachers need to use a particular text for note taking, etc., the pages needed can simply be printed out and reproduced.


Our current social climate is calling for all things sustainable, and eBooks certainly prevent the unnecessary killing of trees for the sake of textbooks.  Over time, as the use of eBooks becomes more widespread, more and more readers will grow used to the format and our relationship with the text itself will change.

Media of Choice for Millennials

Most students in elementary and middle school right now have grown up with computers and the internet.  That being said, most kids these days are completely comfortable using the computer for all of their information, not just articles from Google.  Using a medium that the youth is familiar with not only works with building upon prior knowledge, but additional resources for enrichment and development of knowledge are at their fingertips as well.

More on the Way

As the popularity of eBooks grows, many publishers are deciding to make their wares available online as well.  As it stands, many texts have already been scanned and uploaded from libraries all over the world.  Texts over one hundred years old, like Bram Stoker's Dracula have been available online for years.

The Obvious Choice

Technological advances are constantly coming down the pipeline.  Most cell phones now can do more and store more information at a faster speed than most desktop computers from a decade ago could.  It is only a matter of time before the marriage between technology and educational resources come together.

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