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Major Benefits of Digital Textbooks for K-12
Online textbooks also allow teachers to collaborate with the class or allow students to share with one another. They can directly share notes, ideas, and questions via the digital textbook or an online hub related to the text.
Fremont, CA: As a teacher, you're accustomed to seeing hundreds, if not thousands, of books in your textbook room. Out-of-date editions printed before new state standards were adopted can be found in those stacks. There are books with missing or torn pages. In addition, books have gone missing over the years.
While K-12 schools have traditionally relied on printed textbooks, they increasingly recognize the advantages of digital textbooks.
Are digital textbooks superior to print textbooks? What are the advantages of using digital textbooks? Continue reading to learn why they make content more accessible, engaging, and even customizable.
The benefits that digital textbooks offer:
Online textbook formats empower students by allowing them to learn at their own pace. Students can access hyperlinks that lead to additional reading. This can help them better understand a concept or allow them to learn more about a topic if they are interested in it. Learners can also bookmark pages as they read so that they can quickly return them to them for review later.
Audio and video links are frequently included in online textbook editions. These options allow students with varying learning styles to personalize their experiences. Many eBooks also include quizzes or practice questions based on the chapters they've just read. Students can use these to take charge of their own learning without the need for outside instruction.
When teachers use digital textbooks, they can easily see how their students perform. This enables you to tailor lessons and assignments to groups or individual students. Font sizes for online books can also be increased, and page brightness can be adjusted. Page colors are frequently inverted as well, which helps some learners see the content more clearly. There are also read-aloud versions of the text available for students who require that accommodation.
Online textbooks also allow teachers to collaborate with the class or allow students to share with one another. They can directly share notes, ideas, and questions via the digital textbook or an online hub related to the text. Collaboration enhances learning and allows students to comprehend content more thoroughly.