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  • Thomas Kuhn and Textbooks

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    Kuhn and Textbooks Since the beginning of academic studies, inquiries into history and science have often and generally been regarded as two completely opposite entities. In addition to different research methods, dissimilar types of "scholars" approached these diverse endeavors. In his book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn discusses the juxtaposition of this dichotomy—namely the history of science. Central to the book's theme is the concept of textbooks. Kuhn argues

  • E-Textbooks

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    Digital textbooks are evolving as a viable substitute to costly, hard copy textbooks. E-books are portable, less-expensive, and customizable. Unlike their hard copy counterparts, e-books can be stored on devices such as smartphones, tablets, or laptops. Ergonomically speaking, portable e-books reduce the physical strain of lugging around bulky textbooks to and from various destinations while at the same time freeing up storage space at home. Additionally, since e-books are produced digitally, the

  • The Future Of Digital Textbooks

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    “Ripe for digital destruction,” (A Textbook) were words of the late Steve Jobs referring to the enormous potential for the textbooks industry. He believed the textbook market to be worth an estimated 8 billion dollars in the U.S. alone. His vision was to lessen the burden of carrying heavy textbooks around, while also offering them as a free feature with the iPad. He wanted to change the culture of textbooks forever. The essay “What are the Enablers and Barriers to Successful Adoption and Commercialization

  • Flaws in History Textbooks

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    The overall, topic for this week’s reading is Social Studies Textbooks and what is there point of view. In Loewen’s book, Lies My Teacher Told Me, the author makes the point that books show one-sided viewpoint of historical figures, fail to show conflict happening today, and fail to present multiple sides of an issue. The second article by David Tyack, Monuments Between Covers, talks about the idea to show that our past was full of right moments and if anything that was immoral was a small part and

  • Rising Cost of College Textbooks

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    response would be “Textbook prices!” The cost of purchasing required materials for courses has reached numbers high enough to cause many students to take out second loans. Information released this year by the American Enterprise Institute shows that “College textbook prices have increased faster than tuition, health care costs and housing prices, all of which have risen faster than inflation” (Kingkade, 2013). This information equates to an 812% increase in the cost of college textbooks over what they

  • Analysing of Two Textbooks

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    remembering within the four knowledge areas are respectively assigned A1, A2, A3 and A4. The exercises that focus on understanding within the four knowledge areas would be assigned B1, B2, B3 and B4 etc. Soleimani and Ghaderi (2013, p. 42) suggest that textbooks have come to be seen as extremely important in the teaching of English, taking on a status that almost goes beyond their practical use. This importance placed on them as a central part of the teaching and learning arena is despite the fact that,

  • Tablets Vs. Textbooks

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    teachers more interacted while in a classroom setting. Tablets such as the iPad and the Microsoft surface have made this idea possible, showing students that there is another alternative to the traditional method which would be a printed version of the textbook. Tablets are portable computers that use a touchscreen as its primary input device, meaning that both keyboard and mouse are both physically located on the screen. Early Tablets were built to be used with a pen, today however tablets can be used

  • Argumentative Speech On Textbook Prices

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    paying for my college textbooks last semester for the first time and then this semester, it is still a nightmare for me. As a whole, I paid about $500 on my textbooks for this year. Yet there were about 4 books that were not even used, and 5 of them were new editions with only few things changed on them. II. The prices of textbooks are really high, which prevents students from buying textbooks. III. After getting my surveys back, I saw that everyone in this class thought that textbook prices are too high

  • The Challenges Of Textbook Selection And Adoption

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    The Challenges of Textbook Selection and Adoption in our Public Schools In textbook adoption systems, a committee selects or recommends what books and other primary instructional materials actually get to local classrooms. This process is practiced in up to 25 states. Adoption is done mainly in the South and West and dates back to the Reconstruction era. Procedures for selecting textbooks arose in the states in the late nineteenth century. By the early twentieth century, a balance between the numbers

  • The Advantages of E-Textbooks

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    of electronic textbooks may make this a reality sooner rather than later. No more students trudging around with 20 pound backpacks strapped to their backs. No more lockers jammed with textbooks and notebooks. The benefits of transitioning to e-textbooks are many and provide advantages for both students and educators. Electronic textbooks can be updated faster than traditional textbooks and can also provide resources that traditional books cannot supply. Because reprinting textbooks is expensive

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