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With Online (Hybrid) Learning in progress, quick adoption to eTextbooks is on the rise and comes with invaluable and numerous benefits for both K12 and higher education segments.

eTextbooks have witnessed a steep rise over the past few years to enhance student learning which also addresses the concerns that were encountered in traditional printed textbooks. Digital Learning (reading) due to its quick accessibility and delivery infrastructure with regular technological advances and emerging best practices are definitely a noble practical alternative to its print counterparts. Other benefits include the amount of the resources, ease of reading, easy page navigation, portability and a few  more that assist in interactive learning experiences.

Digital Textbooks aid the learning process of students to boost their level of engagement in the following ways:

1) Ease of Reading:

Incorporating utilities such as Dictionary, auto-correction features, annotation options for various smart devices, with the click of a button increases and enhances the reading experiences for students in making learning extremely interactive.

Being digital in nature, Students can access eTextbooks instantly online. Few eTextbooks can further be accessed offline too.

2) Adopt to evolving learning styles:

eTextbooks facilitate more engaging and enriched learning experiences in comparison to traditional books, thus, matching to the unique learning needs/styles of students.

Interactive learning elements such as incorporating audio/video elements in various content formats will assist in expanding learning opportunities for students.

3) Quick homework/assignments:

In the traditional textbook learning environment, the responsibility of generating assignments vested with Teachers by 100%. These assignments were limited to reading/answering Q & A or in project work formats.

eTextbooks via its digital content allows Teachers to enhance reading experiences by incorporating interactive learning elements such as audio translations, learning videos, annotating tools, case studies etc,. To better engage students.

4) Enable Customization:

The usage of eTextbooks in classrooms allows teachers to customize the lessons for each student. Teachers have a wide range of interactive content formats and learning resources to make each individual student master to equate the level of overall learning on par with the rest of the students in the class.

5) Incorporate Search Elements:

For students, instead of looking for answers scanning across pages within the printed textbook, eTextbooks makes them very convenient when it comes to searching, studying and assignment & project submissions.

The Search plus Bookmarking option is a blessing in disguise to recall the topics of learning for students.

6) Ease of Navigation:

eTextbooks make page navigation simple & easier for students. The to & fro jumping between the pages, using the index and consulting the glossary within the eTextbook help boost student engagement.

7) Ease of Access: Anytime Anywhere:

eTextbooks can be read as per the convenience of the student at any time across smart devices anywhere.

8) Encourage Personalized Learning (via collaboration):

eTextbooks allow students to easily highlight and share their learning material/resources with fellow students and Teachers too. This enables Students  to share thoughts and ideas and come up with creative innovations, thus paving the way for personalized learning.

9) Interactive Learning:

Features such as highlighting and taking notes with the use of markup features, thus allowing to tag specific notes/paragraphs/pages within the eTextbook is a remarkable feature, which make learning both fun and interactive.

Conclusion:

The Online Learning Environment is becoming a more and more competitive educational landscape with emerging technologies and has become a popular alternative to traditional classroom learning.

Digital or eTextbooks provide and promote a new-age learning approach that allows instructors/educators to connect with students/learners facilitating better learning engagement and enhanced learning experiences. Furthermore, there is no doubt that this form of learning is more interactive, cost effective for better student outcomes.

Talk to the team of mPowerO experts to leverage on the prospects for developing eTextbooks for Publishers, as Product Offering.

Write to us at info@mpowero.com to get your queries duly answered and enable/switch to the revenue generation model of the Publishers’ Segment.

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