Kindle DX

Last year, one reputable institution has signed a contract with the well-known online store Amazon, which provided testing e-book Kindle DX in the process of learning by American students. All training manuals and textbooks were provided to students in electronic form, books were given 62 students and 10 teachers. The results of the experiment, to put it mildly – discouraging. Teachers and educators have recognized that with the help of mobile technology it is much easier to make a case plan, the university students said that e-book bad cope with the role of the modern textbook. However, the main complaint of the subjects the students has been reduced to what is usual for us to use paper books still much more convenient than e-book.

In fact, it so happened that at the beginning of the second semester, most students refused to use e-books and returned to the place of their paper books on speech therapy benefits, psychology, economics, law and other subjects. It is interesting that as a personal tool for reading electronic books of fiction staged 95% of respondents. Project leaders believe that the main reason for the failure the experiment was the fact that e-books do not have enough flexibility to create the necessary level of involvement of students in the learning process. This is partly true. Paper and books allowance for preparation for the exam provides an opportunity to readers to move quickly between pages, sections, tables and documents, using the contents of textbooks, while displaying information more effectively and clearly.

E-book is, despite the perfect user interface, compact size and attractive appearance, is still not very convenient for quick navigation and search of necessary material. In a result, turned the pages of e-books, students and teachers have to spend your time on elementary steps and find the information. Of course, users of these devices will soon get tired of it, and they re-visit the bookstore to buy the usual textbooks and educational tools for schools and kindergartens. Bad experience of one of the largest universities of America learned nothing from our government officials of the Ministry education. This year, some "good" schools in Moscow launched a research project to replace the usual textbooks on readers' Digiteka "issued a joint Russian-Ukrainian company. The Russian experiment will be conducted much more extensive in the U.S. study. It is assumed that students learning with e-books will affect more than 500 people. The organizers hope to prove the experiment excellent prospects for the transition of schools from paper books to electronic books. Well, let's wish them luck, but just in case, remember the address to which is the nearest internet shop manuals, because, unfortunately, Not every experiment is completed just as we would like it to the organizers.

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