Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

College students: Tablets will replace textbooks by 2017

This is a discussion on College students: Tablets will replace textbooks by 2017 within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Actually, colleges are not making much from textbooks. It is the publishers and a few professors who make their books the required text....

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 20 of 20
  1. #11
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    1583
    Liked
    52 times
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    2,522
    Actually, colleges are not making much from textbooks. It is the publishers and a few professors who make their books the required text.

  2. Ads


  3. #12
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    180243
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by Seadog
    Most colleges are making the first efforts to initiate the move. There are several reasons, one of which is lower costs, another is flexibility. A class textbook must be selected months in advance. A few years ago, I took a class where the instructor moved just before. I had purchased the text he had chosen, but the new instructor changed the textbook. With digital textbooks, it would be simple to download in the first day of class, with updates and instructor notes. With a local hub setup, homework can be turned in instantly. Also do not forget that books take a large amount of room and space is often at a premium on campuses.
    I quiet agree with you, but don't you think it will create some problem of reference in the future as I can see with something like iPad that you can retrieve data from the iPad to any media like or transfer, so immediately you loose your device or machine by any means it goes with it

  4. #13
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    189355
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1
    Last year’s findings indicated that college students were primed to buy Apple and Android tablets once the technology became more available and cheaper. Only two in 10 college students said they had no interest in buying a tablet in 2011, and 86 percent of respondents said the “devices help students study more efficiently.”

  5. #14
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    146053
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    19
    Do you all know any sites where I can download texts?

  6. #15
    Banned
    Member #
    29754
    Liked
    2 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    152
    It's true. I got my iPad shortly after they very first came out. In my first year.
    Everyone stared at it in lectures, and I felt like a show off for using it.
    Now I'm in my third year, and it seems like everyone has one!

  7. #16
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    1583
    Liked
    52 times
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    2,522
    The advantage that tablets have is portability. Students cannot carry all of the texts and other documents they need. It is too much weight to manage, and if you set your texts down, they are targets for theives. Especially if you have a laptop in the bag with the texts. And imagine if you are in class 40XX, which requires that you pass 20XX and 30XX. At times, you may need to reference material from the previous levels. With the tablets, you can do this, plus get information from the internet to support what you need. Hopefully, a future side benefit of tablets will be the use of interactive media that can help those people who are not as good at theoretical concepts from written text.

    Eventually, the big advantage may be the effect on library services. The library is the core of campus life and is an enormous part of the campus. Not only is the main library enormous in size, they often have a depository where books are stored and brought in by request. Plus certain disciples requires that they have their own library to get accredidation. For example the School of Architecture may have a smaller library of its own, only a block from the main library. What if students can check out any book or periodical without leaving their dorm? Instead of several huge buildings that take hundreds of employees, you could cut staff by 75% and have a depository for special texts, and a small office for digital book processing. One big advantage of such a system is that the books never wear out, the one you want is never checked out, and they will not get rid of one to make room for another.

  8. #17
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    179012
    Liked
    5 times
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    229
    The only issue I see is dealing with lost, damaged, or defective units. The bookstore would have to serve as an authorized dealer and students would need to buy same day replacement insurance.

  9. #18
    iPad Enthusiast
    Member #
    157881
    Liked
    15 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    The big tree in your yard.
    Posts
    334
    I'm finishing up my last semester in college right now. 3 more weeks!! Woot!!! Personally I prefer books then an ebook. With a physical book in front of me I can concentrate.

    Using an ebook, I got the internet right at my hands. I wouldn't get any work done. Just end up procrastinating the whole time.

    I don't get my books at full cost in store though... I buy the international editions on ebay. Same content. Different cover and lower quality paper. A lot times I don't see a difference in paper quality.

    .. international investments book in bookstore.. $260... International edition on ebay... $50. That's how much a book should cost lol.... $260... **** that...

    Some people can do an ebook... I can't. But I'm curious for those who can use an ebook.. what their ending grade is for the class. Wish they did a national poll. That would be an interesting graph to see. Does it really help students or not...

  10. #19
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    179012
    Liked
    5 times
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    229
    In 6 more years ereaders will be used by so many kids by the time they get to college they will be trained to use them and better able to concentrate.

  11. #20
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    182191
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    42
    My book for my class next semester is only $48 dollars in Kindle format. Or I could buy it for $150 and it's only selling back for $50. Ebook all the way!


Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Textbooks
    By perryc in forum iPad 2 Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-21-2012, 04:28 AM
  2. Textbooks on ipad 2
    By tdhaddox in forum New Member Introductions - Site Assistance
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-25-2011, 10:12 PM
  3. Textbooks?
    By bjameslynch in forum iBooks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-09-2010, 05:35 PM

Search tags for this page

articles on should students books be replaced with tablets
,
benefits of a tablet for college students
,
no paper textbooks after 2017
,
replacing textbooks with tablets
,
shouid textbooks be replaced by tablets
,
should students textbooks be replaced by tablets
,

should textbooks be replaced by tablets

,
textbooks should not be replaced by tablets
Click on a term to search for related topics.