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With easy access to the internet owing to a wider access to smartphones, the use of digital textbooks as a part of learning process in Online Learning and in Classrooms as a part of Hybrid Learning has taken forefront in the education sector.
The interactive features with visual elements of digital textbooks have created a long lasting impact and have captured the attention of both students and teachers alike, providing more engagement and facilitating better learning outcomes and progressive learning experiences.
The use of digital textbooks in classrooms represents a new trend in education allowing greater access to the online learning resources to supplement learning.
Advantages of Digital Textbooks in Classrooms:
Digital Textbooks enrich classroom education and increase motivation to learn for students, providing greater access to online learning resources to teachers.
a) Digital Textbooks are both cheaper and lighter than their traditional counterparts.
b) Digital Textbooks improve student performance.
c) Digital Textbooks are more flexible as more and more innovative content is made available which is constantly being developed by educators. Hence new apps are taking shape in the emerging learning markets.
d) For students, digital textbooks have lightened the physical load more than the printed textbooks.
e) While physical textbooks are available in the print format, digital textbooks are available on smartphones and tablets.
f) Digital Textbooks have rich media interactive elements and are attuned to the modern learning pedagogy of the educational institutions which are abreast with the latest learning skills and curriculum.
g) Digital Textbooks promote active participation and are more effective for students in the learning ecospace.
h) Digital Textbooks make learning fun and easy being interactive in nature filled with rich media elements of audio, video 3D images & diagrams. For Educators, digital textbooks make it possible to customize student learning in a personalized manner based on their intellect to pick and choose the best content for each subject matter.
The following are a few ways that Digital Textbooks in Classrooms assist Educators:
a) Create a Virtual Environment of the place under study:
Creating a virtual tour of the lesson being taught in the classroom for students will highlight the topography and understanding of the subject thoroughly, thus attracting more attention and interest facilitating interactive engagement.
b) Simplify Understanding of Subjects:
Digital Interactivities, gamification activities and data manipulation tools will simplify difficult subjects such as Maths, Physics etc. Abstract concepts can be made possible to bring into life using simulation models, graphics to take learning to the next level for better understanding and outcomes.
c) Make Concepts Contextual and Lively:
A picture is worth a thousand words – an AV representation of the concepts in the form of digital textbooks in the classrooms will assist students to translate into greater learning outcomes. This helps students to remain abreast with the competitive world.
d) Learning made Interactive & Personalized:
Blended Learning takes learning to the next level but technology definitely cannot completely replace human interaction. Better learning takes shape with digital textbooks facilitating constructive interaction with students as there are ample learning resources available online for the better understanding of the concepts to the students.
e) Stimulate eagerness to learning concepts:
Text hyperlinked with related additional resources stimulates curiosity of students to learn and explore more on the subject.
f) Learning made conceptualized in a Storytelling format:
Digital rich media format incorporating AR, VR, MR and AI in the concepts for learning in a visual storytelling format will increase the interaction and bring intuitiveness for the students for personalized learning and progressing learning paths.
g) Make Homework/Assessments/Projects more Interesting:
Incorporating virtual elements will facilitate more attention being drawn and interest being generated for the students which will make homework easier to do.
For educators, leveraging digital technology will make it more fun and interesting whilst aligning more with the learning pedagogy.
For learners, digital textbooks promote self-paced learning to explore various interactive and augmented tools for gaining knowledge.
The ever-evolving learning ecoscope is a highly competitive world and to keep abreast with the technological advancements is a highly cumbersome task.
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