Can tablets, laptops replace textbooks?
Recent decades have seen an increased focus on implementing technology into the classroom. All around the world, schools are investing in new laptop or desktop computers and other devices that expand educational resources and appeal to today's students.
But as technology in the classroom continues to grow, many are now asking whether these devices will ever truly take the place of the traditional textbook.
Undoubtedly, laptop and tablet computers carry plenty of advantages over textbooks in the classroom. For example, these devices are highly interactive and can engage students more effectively. And as the education sector migrates more toward technology, online learning materials make it easier to access the latest editions of textbooks and other educational resources.
However, cost continues to be a barrier for many schools. For all their benefits, investing in tablets or laptops for students is a costly endeavor, and one that many schools can't afford to make at the moment. For this reason, it seems technology isn't likely to replace textbooks completely any time soon.
There has been significant progress in this area in recent years though. Tablets especially have gotten people talking about new possibilities for technology in school. As the price tag for tablets continues to shrink, it is likely this technology will eventually start popping up in more classrooms.