As of p-books, being more flexible and accessible

As indicated in the comparison of the influence of
electronic books and paper books on reading comprehension, eye fatigue, and
perception E-book technology has a long way to go before it can equal the
readability and richness of p-books (Henry,2012); nevertheless, e-books have
characteristics that, in some ways, supersede those of p-books, being more
flexible and accessible than p-books. There is undoubtedly a role for e-books
in school library. It is likely that e-book service will attract new users to
library service and perhaps will better serve patrons with special needs (such
as mobility impairments). Libraries of the future may be hybrid environments in
which different media contribute to their evolving service and accommodate the
developing needs and expectations of patrons. Many people are giving e-books an
“A” in eco-friendliness. Indeed, e-books are better for the environment than
printed books. Printed books are shipped long distances from warehouses to
bookstores, using gasoline and creating pollution. They also use a large number
of trees (Kennedy et al, 2010).

 As eloquently
stated in the Journal of education and Human Development more students use
portable electronic devices to take lecture notes in class rather than hand
write. As Buckley and Johnson (Buckley & Johnson, 2013) mention, “more
students and faculty are using portable electronic devices, and ebook
databases now provide more downloading capabilities.” However,

 

 

 

 

 

students still prefer print versions of textbooks
although ebooks are usually cheaper to purchase. (Kolowich, Pumping the
e-brakes, 2011) states, “e-textbooks show signs of finally gaining traction,
although they still account for a smaller share of all textbook purchases than
any method of acquiring a print textbook.” Most e-textbook purchases by
students are because of professor mandates. Advantages of e-textbooks are the
digital enhancements and interactive weblinks provided by publishers within the
e-textbook. Publishers include practice quizzes, flashcards, find options,
table of content links, and other resources for content reinforcement whereas
the common textbook is not interactive. Reboran (2013)suggests that “e-book
publishers are increasingly trying to make their products look and function
more like printed books, even as efforts to add cutting-edge interactive
enhancements to digital books have seemingly foundered.”

The issue between an e-book and  a real paper book is being debated heatedly,
but as we all know both kinds of books has their own advntages and
disadvantages. In today’s time e-books are already popular it is used and
purchased by alot of people though paper books are still sold double than the
ebooks. With an ebook or electronic book you can collect and own varies of
books you can bring anywhere with you because it can be stored in any
electronic device you have. Its disadvantage is it is harmful for the eyes and
since ebooks are also not printed in paper reading can be a little hard. Others
still prefer printed books though for they say that they have full experience
of reading when they hold books. Since it is written in paper it doesn’t affect
our eyes that much and is easier to read but that is subjective because
technology continuously develop everyday. Buying paper bound books you own it
and you can sell it or donate it. Printed books is also more reliable than
ebooks because it doesn’t require electricity or any gadgets. (Unknown, 2011)

Whether it is better for students to study with electronic
books, or do so with traditional textbooks have carried out several analyzes in
which both possibilities remain at loggerheads. And now, a new study by
researchers at the University of Leicester in the UK and the University of
Toronto in Canada, gives new results that show that the textbook paper has
advantages over the e-book. Specifically, as one of the authors of the study,
Kate Carland, professor of psychology at the University of Leicester, e-book
can benefit those who assimilate and properly understand what they read while
on-screen reading is slower and less accurate than reading a paper document.

Moreover, although there is no difference in
performance when the same material is presented in two formats-electronic and
paper-it has been found that paper books learning

 

 

 

 

advantages not available with the tools. In fact,
the study, readers of the material on paper were better able to apply knowledge
of the subject they had read in the book than they did in e-books, since people
tend to remember information through episodic memory, which involves
consciously identifying the context in which you learn something, and semantic
memory, associated with knowledge, which requires no context.

Which means that textbooks are more accurate than
the use of e-books now a days. Textbooks could provide a tangible material that
will help the students to visualize and understand more the subject that they
have.

It is recognized that the book publishing industry
has a significant role in national development, considering that books which
are its products are instrumental in the citizenry’s intellectual, technical
and cultural development – the basic social foundation for the economic and
social growth of the country. Books are the most effective and economical tools
for achieving educational growth, for imparting information and for rec ording,
preserving, and disseminating the nation’s cultural heritage. (RA 8047 An Act
providing for the Development of the Book Publishing Industry through the
Formulation and Implementation of a National Book Policy and a National Book
Development Plan 1975 (Phil.))

As defined by Constitutional Law (RA 8047), it tells
that books are significant for the Philippine’s Cultural Heritage. That in this
constitution books are the most effective tool because it records everything
that we discover. That disseminates the information to generation by generation
that keeps the value of information more treasured and preserved.  The economic and social foundation is also
getting stronger because of this constitution.

Research by M.N. Byars (2015) found that reading
books will always be a foundation for many. Whether that is due to educational
purposes or reading for their own personal pleasure, people will continue to
have a need for book. However, due to the ever changing technological advances
of the world, book have taken on different physical forms throughout the past
several decades resulting in a divide between the printing and digital world.
The difference in e-readers and printed books are very different and consumers
have to weigh their options in order to make a decision on which type of format
they choose to read from. Cost, availability, and features of both e-readers
and printed books are all options that can influence a reader’s choice on which
type of format they prefer.

 

 

 

 

 

Understanding the decisions that people make in
their preference from digital or printed books is a wonderful start to
understanding whether there is a possibility of digital technology overtaking
the printing industry.

Parents must be able to recognize the importance of
their child being exposed to different forms of literacy and language
development.  Areas where children will
develop the most with literacy and language are in natural settings. These
natural settings include students’ home with books, newspapers and conversation
with families, the neighborhood, and technology. Emerging literacy skills will
flourish with the more exposure and parental interaction. However, for the
children who receive less parental involvement due to the socio economics
status they are raised in or from less educated parents, their learning is
diminished. E-books have the capability to make up for lost interaction and
exposure from the interactive learning features that support all children.
Furthermore, children who are exposed to multiple forms of technology and
interactions may thrive in literacy development and education. (Reid C., 2016,
May)

Reading e-books comes with a lot of advantages for
users compared to reading printed books. For example; using less paper, e-books
take up less space and are easy to carry, searching and note-taking is much
easier, the font size can be changed as desired, purchasing is much faster and
easier, preservation and protection is simple. According to Rukanc? and
Anameriç (2003); e-books, depending on the technology, can provide enough
interaction as between a teacher and a student. It can appeal to students with
different learning styles and they can adjust their own reading and learning
speed. In addition, it is clear that because of its visual and audio elements,
e-books could facilitate learning and teaching, make it more enjoyable and
optimise the permanence of learning. This is why the Ministry of Education in
Turkey has given great importance to the design and use of e-books within the
FAT?H Project. In this context, tablet computers were distributed to students
in pilot schools. By the time the project is completed all the students and
teachers will have had the opportunity to use e-books. For this reason, having
knowledge and experience in the use of e- books for student-teachers, who are
training to become teachers, is important. The study thus looked for answers to
such issues as whether student-teachers read e-books; the relationship of this situation
between the different divisions in which they are studying and the role gender
plays; reasons and preferences for reading or for not reading e-books or
printed books, and whether the preferences change in line with gender and their
subject specialism.(Nilgun Tosun, 2014 January)

 

 

 

 

 

Electronic resources replace the conventional
techniques of learning from bookshelves to hard drives. It seems to be  library at fingertips.

E-books as electronic version of books are products
of mankind’s search for wisdom and knowledge. The Philippines being not a
nation of readers has largely been oblivious in the revolution of e-books. Just
as computers slowly but surely made the typewriters obsolete, so as e-books
could be replacing the traditional books for a lifetime (“The e-book
revolution is upon us”, The Manila Times, Rigoberto Tiglao, June 2013)