The rise of electronic textbooks

December 9th, 2014


E-textbooks are taking over where previously there had been only books made of paper and ink. The advantages of these products, which can be used along with dental academic software, are manifold. For example, a student could instantly look up something he or she doesn't know, or people could study together by taking quizzes via the dental software. These products are so potentially useful that their full range of possibilities remains untapped as developers continue to find new and useful methods of use. For example, in the future, textbook software could be tailored to suit the needs and strengths of different students, so that no one person has the same information in the same order. Advanced students would get products that suited their interests, while students that need more time to learn things could get extra quiz material to help them study.

According to Campus Technology, integrating the electronic textbook into the classroom will be the next stage of advanced learning. Students will work with professors by having information from their dental academic software sent directly to the person in charge of the classroom, who will look at work and assign problems according to student-specific learning needs.

Another advantage of dental software is it can be accessed anywhere through almost any form of technology. Examples include smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Digital materials are seeing major growth right now, and its only a matter of time before e-textbooks replace the old-fashioned kind.

Schools are taking on the challenge
Colleges and local schools alike are beginning to see what can be done with e-textbooks. Students as early as fifth grade are starting to learn on electronic coursework that allows them to interact with homework problems and receive instant feedback, according to the San Antonio Express.

What this means is students will soon be coming to college with the expectation of using e-textbooks. Colleges should adapt by providing their own academic software, such as dental school software, which will allow people to work with the material and with their professors in a way that will be dramatically different from previous generations. Colleges that make the transition quickly will be in a better place for using and understanding these tools. Those that lag behind will have a harder time when professors need help learning how to use programs even as students have mastered the technology from prior years in school.

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