Books have a certain touch and feeling that ebooks can't create. Books have lots of thing that e-books don't. Books have a feeling that ebooks don't, like the cover, a binding, a slip cover, the texture of words or images impressed upon that cover, the pages, the deckled edges, the weight of the paper, the feel of turning a page. E-books can be touched and have cozer feeling (“Reasons Books Are Better Than E-books”). Not only do books have a good feeling, but ebooks have a bad feeling.
Examples of the features are you can add or delete bookmarks , highlight the points, able to enlarge or shrink text as needed by the user, and books are also categorized according to the genres . It is also very simple and easy to purchase and download e-books. E-books also content images , video or audio attached to make the reader to understand it more efficiently. The con of e-book is that it can cost money . Some e-book programs are free software but with a low quality and some only can read half of the text and we need to pay to continue reading.
Hence, a new and advanced way of reading, called e-book, was presented to the society. Because of that, various debates have arisen regarding e-books replacing and dominating textbooks. Despite the growing popularity of e-books, numerous studies have shown that e-books also have the disadvantages that make it not fitting to replace the traditional books. With that, printed books should continue to exist and should not be displaced by revolutionized e-books. E-books, compared to textbooks, are far more convenient and effective to the
Professor Heather from University of West Chester stated that reading books from tablets equals to reading a powerpoint. (USA TODAY College) However, this is just an opinion of groups of people who are not fond of tablets and iPhone used as textbooks. Students cannot focus on their readings because the letters in the paper books are too small and the sentences are too close together. For dyslexic students for instance, they are comfortable to read books or textbooks from Ipads or tablets. Because this will aid them to read fast, focus, and comprehend fast.
Many argue, however, that many who read already contain empathy skills and never gain any empathy skills through reading. Another argument is that fiction books do not bring awareness of different events, for fiction books create stories that are far from reality in this world. Nevertheless, using logic and examples, the argument that literature does, in fact, improve our empathy and awareness, are stronger than those who oppose. With this in mind, reading fiction can potentially enhance social skills to students who are more empathetic and aware of the events of the people around them. Through reading literature for school or pleasure, teens have the chance to improve their awareness of the constant challenges that many people face around them; this improving skill can increase the desire to read more literature so that teens have an understanding of the world that they never had before.
In general, electronic textbooks have gained on traditional print textbooks. The textbooks need to keep on update to improve the knowledge which leads traditional print textbooks outdate, and the publishers usually replaced the last version every eight years (Maynard, 2005). In case, the old version textbook holder should cost money and buy the new one who wants to acquire the information from the new version textbook. Rather, the electronic textbook offers the adaptation and improvement the new version with experts quickly and regularly (Shepperd, 2008). In addition, the electronic textbooks are free for update on online system which decrease the expenditure.
By reading books, people are not only gaining useful knowledge and expanding their minds, but also improving their communication skills for example by learning new words or phrases. I am not a person who reads books that often either, but I am trying to improve my communication skills in order to be successful in my future development. That is why I chose reading the book ‘’Effective Communication Skills’’ written by Sean McPheat and to write a literature review of it. Sean McPheat is the Founder and Managing Director of management development specialists. He has been featured on BBC, CNN and also on plenty radio stations.
When the content of books is extensive and profound, readers are still the first choice of paper books. Nevertheless, in this advanced information age, reading e-books has quietly become a trend. For the sake of our environment and personal convenience, it is high time that we should urge more people to use the
In this report, the writer strongly believes that ICT or technology is not the sole practices or tools that will enable readers or learners to be a good reader. Even though, by the usage of technologies and gadgets does bring reading to a wider perspectives, but it is still less favoured by some. That is why in this report, the writer will state reasons that libraries should provide more books, rather than invest in new technology such as e-books and
Another drawback is students are easily distracted when using electronic textbook. Since e-textbook can only be used in digital devices, multifunction of digital device will distract students from studying or learning. According to Daniel & Woody (2013), when students are reading E-textbook using electronic device, they are more likely to conduct other activities at the same time including messaging and using Facebook. As a result, students take more time in reading E-textbook but without any benefit in studying or learning. Thus, using electronic textbook can also be ineffective if students were being distracted.