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Use of mobile and desktop applications in Education: Are they beginning to replace Books?

The number of online application in education has increased manifold- this of course, is the outcome of sheer public demand, but is it necessarily decreasing both our interest and demand for books and, would the increasing implementation of it, prove helpful in the longer run?


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  • Jul 3 2013: I am not familiar with educational materials anymore.

    Since computers were first introduced into classrooms, it seemed obvious to me that electronic, interactive books, with automated indexing and searching, would replace paper books in education.

    Are paper books still being used in school? It is difficult for me to imagine why anyone would produce a paper text book anymore.
    • Jul 4 2013: Don't worry Barry, ill fill you in the current situations; paper books still exist and are still being printed.
      We older generations who lived on books still look for them... well not so old really. I;m barely 1/3 of the age of a human lifetime. But we still like books and look forward to new trees being cut and old newspaper being washed in bleaching chemicals just to produce that nice thick very heavy "book". These books are still being printed for the benefit of those who just love the look and feel of it.

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