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Digital Textbooks Gary Allen EDUC 8841
The digital textbook is an innovation that is being developed at the right time when society is looking for cheaper and better ways to educate.
Laptop Developed 1984
Ereader developed in 2007and the interest builds
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The technology is being developed at the same time when the e-reader platform is being advanced which appears to be a good match for the software as color screens emerge (Bradley, 2009).
The technology is receiving a great deal of attention in the educational field where the diffusion of the technology is likely to occur.
2010 the industry waits for cheaper better hardware
The digital textbook has the advantage of interactive instruction, animated graphics, immediate feedback practice questions and rapid links to vocabulary definitions.
Consequently, digital textbooks likely will represent an improved educational delivery method than traditional textbooks.
2010 Recession fuels search for cheaper educational textbooks