When are people going to learn that technology has become vital part of our world? Weather you like technology or not you have to admit that almost everything uses some sort technology. The world is evolving and you can either be left behind in the stone age or move on into the future.
Web Wise Kids say that 93% of teens go online and 63% of them go online everyday. So why not make textbooks more accessible to people. People are putting down regular books and picking up ipads, Kindles, and reading more on the computer. If you were to ask me if I rather read a regular book or read the same book online, I'd say online because it is what I'm use to and I feel more comfortable. People are going to do more things if they are comfortable so if people are online all the time and using technology everyday they are going to feel comfortable reading online. Also textbooks get all beat up and the pages get ripped out and torn and go missing with etextbooks that is never going to happen they will stay new.
When it comes to carrying around textbooks it can be a pain in the butt when you have more than one. My book bag with all my books and binders in it weighs almost 15 pounds. Carrying all that weight around all day can be tiring and can also be bad for your back. A tablet weighs far less and you can have the same amount of books and doing even more on and it's only one thing you have to carry around. With etextbooks you are able to highlight, take notes, and also some have text-to-speech options. All of these options can not make learning easier but it can also be more fun than just picking up a old outdated textbook.
almost always be cheaper than regular textbooks. One girl had a saving of $641 and that could buy you a brand new iPad.
To me it's not a matter of why etextbooks are better it's a matter of when they are going to be used in place of all the textbooks. I think it's clear that etextbook can make learning more accessible and also more fun. The things that you can do when have an etextbook far exceed anything you can do compared a regular textbook. When are schools going to come around and enter into the world of technology?