In today’s podcast, Julie Clements, our Chief Solutions Manager discusses the role and benefits of interactive ebooks in education.
Ebooks in classrooms simplify and enhance the learning experience and makes learning more engaging and interactive. With eBooks, students can actively participate in the learning process instead of listening to a person talking for a long time. Moreover, students need not carry any texts and notes; all they need is a device that includes the entire course material. These digital books can be introduced to students at a very young age, right from kindergarten to university level, ensuring that learning never becomes boring for them. Here are few of the advantages of introducing eBooks in the education sector:
For one, you can study from anywhere. EBooks are easier to carry around when compared to printed books. Today everybody owns a smartphone or a tablet or a laptop that gives access to eBooks. EBooks also allow students to refer to their notes and course materials any time they want instead of carrying multiple books.
There are various interactive features and having the right tools allows the students to make notes and access highly important material. EBooks provide various interactive tools like annotations, pen tools, zoom, search, read aloud, etc., that make learning so much easier. There are other tools also that allow changing the font size and style, and adjusting the brightness of the device as per what suits their eyes, and bookmark pages and chapters while the online dictionary helps them to quickly find meanings of words.
nnI sure wish I had this when I was going through school.
nnBut access to offline eBooks is also great. It allows almost 50 percent of the total population to have access to the internet, but there are connectivity and network issues that hinder the online learning process. But eBooks provide offline services, the books can be downloaded and saved in the device and viewed at your convenience.
They also save on printing cost since there doesn’t need to be any paperwork. Authors can submit their papers in PDF format and convert them into electronic books. This saves a lot of paper and printing cost and thereby saves the environment.
Augmented reality (AR) is changing the learning experience and it provides an immersive learning experience to students. AR can transform any normal image into an enhanced 3D image, which the students can view from all angles and all you need is an AR app-enabled device at the image or object, and a computer-generated visual pop up screen up your screen. The 3D image provides enhanced visuals that make learning even more interesting.
Ebooks allow including music, animations, videos and audio explanations into the learning module. Students can pause and rewind the video and watch it again. Animations are fun and entertaining and have more retention value. The advantage of video is that it helps in retaining the information for a longer time than reading the same stuff. So many education institutions are including videos into eBooks and that keeps the student engaged in the study material. Anything to help is really beneficial.
Access to updated content is another thing. Ebooks are easier to update than paperback books. In this way you can ensure that your students have the most up-to-date information with them all times and this again saves on your reprinting costs.
And the last thing is better interactive sessions. I think that EBooks for students come with inbuilt quizzes and exercises and ensures that students retain the information that they are reading. EBook assessments can provide instant results, so that students can immediately view the test results. The teacher can also view test results and provide immediate feedback.
From the above points I just talked about, we can understand eBooks in education can optimize the learning experience for all ages and make school more fun and interactive. EBook conversion services offer digital transformation of traditional books into eBooks that help in distance learning for students. The students can learn and submit the assignments through eBooks itself. There is so much to learn.
If you have any questions on eBook conversions, please reach out to us. Again, my name is Julie Clements. You can visit us on our website at www.managedoutsource.com.