March 16, 2011 | In: Articles

Benefits of Online Textbooks

Online textbooks are student-centered, making the burden of college education less straining on students. Online books are available anytime and anywhere through computers and even cellphones. These books contain works of academics and scholars. For online students, textbooks online are very convenient and advantageous and contain materials that could be adjusted to the level of the learner.

There are so many benefits of online textbooks. First, these books are learner-centered, with little or not cost at all. Furthermore, the texts may contain several representations of the same points at different levels or ways. Some texts are written by peers and there is a great opportunity to have the text revised while still in use.

Another benefit of online textbooks is that they are also instructor-centered, thus the text is customized to the needs of the students, and they can be easily revised and could include multi-media features and items. Online textbooks are great alternative to paper books. These books are downloadable into the computer.

An online textbook is environmentally friendly and greatly contributes in nature preservation. Online textbooks also cost less compared to traditional books. The biggest advantage to online textbooks could be to the publisher since it does not cost them much to create PDF version books. They minimize the amount of used books that could be resold. With many benefits to online books, this could motivate publishers and publishing companies to market online books further to be considered standard later on.

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