TVs did not destroy Cinemas, e-books will not destroy paper based books

When TV’s were first introduced, people speculated that this will be the end of cinema. In actual fact there are more cinemas now in Dublin than ever before. A fact that will more than likely apply to most capital cities in Europe . So why do people think e-books will remove the need for paper versions of books. While I’m disappointed by Apples recent announcement on e-books – I’m not surprised. But e-books are the way of the future for education. We just need to find the best way to get them into our classroom to enhance the learning experience of our students. The challenge that I would put to teachers is e-publishing has became so much easier in recent times – so create your own book. The benefits will be immense – once you get see your first book finished you will get the bug and want to produce more and more.


About Mark Glynn

Head of Teaching Enhancement Unit, Dublin City University

Posted on January 22, 2012, in Blogs, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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