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Problems In Technology Edu290

  1. 1. Current Issues in Education Taylor Warstler EDU 290 March 2010
  2. 2. Digital Textbooks <ul><li>Digital Textbooks are textbooks that you can access on the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>These textbooks are becoming more popular, in our current educational society. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Digital textbooks have become more popular in today's society that they were before. </li></ul><ul><li>We can gain access to the computer and the internet in several different places, even using wireless internet. </li></ul>
  4. 4. State of Michigan Library
  5. 5. <ul><li>We can gain access to digital textbooks through various places which makes it easy to take advantage of the text. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital textbooks save resources by posting the material online opposed to printed text. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Impact on Students <ul><li>The use of digital textbooks has allowed the students to access the material online opposed to carrying around big textbooks all day. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Impact The digital textbooks save money and resources. Although, they may limit the access in the classroom because all the students can not bring in laptops.
  8. 8. Not Ready? <ul><li>According to Josh Catone our students may not be ready to make the change to digital textbooks just yet. </li></ul><ul><li>1) cost savings must be greater </li></ul><ul><li>2) Standard format is needed </li></ul><ul><li>3) questions of ownership </li></ul>
  9. 9. What’s being done? <ul><li>To make digital textbooks more useful we are allowing students to buy them online, some professors are using online textbooks only for their classes. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Top 10 <ul><li>The top 10 places to buy online textbooks according to degreedirectory.org/articles/10_places_to_buy_digital_textbooks_online.html </li></ul><ul><li>1) Zinio </li></ul><ul><li>2) iChapters </li></ul><ul><li>3) CourseSmart </li></ul><ul><li>4) ecampus.com </li></ul><ul><li>5) McGraw-Hill eBookstore </li></ul><ul><li>6) Taylor and Francis eBookstore </li></ul><ul><li>7) Books on Board </li></ul><ul><li>8) Vital Source Bookshelf </li></ul><ul><li>9) Cafescribe </li></ul><ul><li>10) Universal Digital textbooks </li></ul>

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