E-books or paper books. What does the future hold?

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Currently, interest in books in electronic form began to experience not only the fans of reading and education officials. Then the fact that the electronic devices to communicate hope to increase the effectiveness of school education - is well founded. Whereas previously students had to periodically look in shop manuals and always have on hand in fact the whole school library, then in his pocket, e-book, he can always use it in case of need, you need to buy books in electronic form by going to the online bookstore . A small electronic device to replace books on psychology students benefit, speech therapy and other educational tools, will enable the student to keep all materials in preparation for the exam in one place, would eliminate the bags with weighty volumes of books. Undoubtedly, e-book will be useful for school teachers and kindergarten teachers and child psychologists and speech therapists. School teachers to easily make up lesson plans, will give less time to prepare visual aids for lessons, do their job as effectively as possible, and much less time consuming. You will not need to write any thematic planning. A huge number of developing children's literature and teaching aids for kindergarten will be available in electronic form.

However, all of these advantages of e-books are now visible only in theory, but in practice it turns out that familiar to many of us shop manuals will be left without their customers, at least for the next few years. This was the conclusion reached by researchers. Last year, one reputable institution has signed a contract with the famous online store Amazon, which included testing of electronic books Kindle DX in teaching American students. All manuals and textbooks were provided to students in electronic form, books were given 62 students and 10 teachers.

The results of the experiment, to say the least - discouraging. Teachers and educators have recognized that using mobile technology it is much easier to make a case plan, the university students indicated that e-book a poor job with the role of the modern textbook. However, the main complaint of students tested was reduced to what is familiar to us using paper textbooks still much more convenient than e-book. In fact, it turned out that at the beginning of the second semester, most students refused to use e-books and returned to the place of their paper books on speech therapy benefits, psychology, economics, law and other subjects. It is interesting that as a personal tool for reading electronic books fiction staged 95% of respondents.

Project leaders believe that the main reason for the failure of this experiment was the fact that e-books do not have enough flexibility to produce the desired level of involvement of students in the learning process. This is partially true. Paper manuals and textbooks to provide exam preparation for the readers to quickly navigate between pages, sections, tables and documents, using the table of contents of textbooks, while displaying information more effectively and clearly. Electronic same tutorial, despite the perfect interface, compact size and attractive appearance, still not very convenient for quick navigation and find the material. As a result, turned the pages of an e-book, students and teachers have to spend their time on the basic action and search for information. Of course, users of these devices will soon get tired of it, and they re-visit the bookstore to buy the usual textbooks and teaching aids for schools and kindergartens.

Bad experience of one of the largest universities of America learned nothing from our government officials of the Ministry of Education. This year, some of the "best" schools of Moscow launched a research project to replace conventional textbooks for readers' Digiteka "issued a joint Russian-Ukrainian company. Russian experiment will be much more extensive research conducted in the United States. It is assumed that teaching students using e-books will affect more than 500 people. Organizers hope the experiment prove excellent prospects for transition of schools from paper books to electronic books. Well, let's wish them luck, but just in case, remember the address where is the nearest online store books, because, unfortunately, not every experiment ends just as we would like it to the organizers.

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