Tablets vs. textbooks: How are students adapting?

Studyinternational | February 15, 2019

Young students are digital natives, so what does that mean for the use of traditional textbooks in schools?We all know that our technological screens can transfer us to limitless webpages of information in less than two seconds, but there’s always the worry that we become too dependent on our gadgets and give up on the simple pleasure of flicking through book pages by hand. Students using iPads or other tech-based devices in lesson will no doubt experience a wide array of academic advantages. Firstly, they will build upon their digital experience and have the courage to use their computing skills safely and effectively for the future.Secondly, they won’t feel left out of the digital era or the technological trends ahead. If children are trained from a young age about the importance of the internet, the greater their computer literacy level and the higher their chances of being snapped up up by future employers.

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Are you a training manager under time and budget constraints, yet have to come up with innovative online training programs that can be scaled rapidly? Well, with the extensive use of rapid authoring tools, eLearning has become successful in addressing these challenges of scale, speed and cost faced by training managers. Of the several tools available, Lectora Inspire is a good choice for rapid eLearning development.

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