I opened my iPad. Crap! Not again! The app is not available. I have a major test in Biology tomorrow and I’m unable to study.
I open my iPad. Crap! Not again! My iPad has only 20% of its battery left. Crap! I left the charger. Another test failed!
I can’t write anything the professor is saying! I don’t want to spend all class writing what she’s saying word for word!
These are a few consequences that could be faced when dealing with digital text books. Digital text books are textbooks that can be purchased online that can be down loaded onto a laptop or tablet. This has become a popular alternative for many college students. They are easier to carry and manage. But, using digital textbooks is accompanied with many downsides.
Digital textbooks are inconvenient for multiple reasons. One reason is that they are undependable. When using textbooks that only exist online, the user is faced with the risk of having no internet connection. When, using textbooks on a laptop or tablet the user is faced with the risk of not having enough battery or dealing with a broken electronic. Also, the user is unable to highlight and write notes inside the text.
Although there are some down sides to using traditional textbooks, there are many benefits. One is that they are more dependable. Traditional textbook will always be available day or night. Also, the user is able to highlight important facts and notes and write further explanations to some materials. This can lead to higher test scores and grades.