Posted on Jul 21, 2011 by admin
Technology is transforming the methods in which knowledge is imparted and gained. Digital books are slowly making their way into a student’s life. These text books are a fine combination of knowledge, and technology. Publishers like Inkling & McGraw Hill are producing digital books embedded with the iPad touch technology. The enhanced interactive ability allows the reader to make notes, highlight important sections and share the notes instantly.
There are many colleges that have introduced digital books in the curriculum. The Warren Alpert Medical School has made it mandatory for its students to have iPads since some of the medical books in the curriculum have been digitized.
The key benefit of having a digital book is the portability, it easier to carry heavy volumes of books as e-books on a tablet than the real physical copies. Digital books cost almost half of the print books and this factor alone is probably the most attractive selling point of all.
There are many who feel that reading a digital book is tiresome and slow and the glare from the screen affects efficient reading. They’d like to hold the printed version and mark important texts. Thus, digitization has entered the books segment but it has a long way to go. Experts are of the opinion that printed books will never go out of style. Experts, we agree!