The Advantages of Tablets over Text Books

The Advantages of Tablets over Text Books

By Dr. Kisholoy Roy

In the contemporary era, technology has been found to play a significant role in making the lives of human beings better in a number of ways. The education sector has also been found to benefit immensely from technology. It has been found to redefine teaching tools and techniques, brought teachers and students to interact more frequently and above all it has made learning a fun experience. Over here, I will be focusing the impact of technology on school education. At schools, text books are being gradually replaced by tablets. This helps to provide better learning assistance to children.


The advantages of introduction of tablets in the school curriculum over the textbooks are paramount. Tablet-based education has provided an edge for those who have difficulty with their memory due to which they often tend to forget topics taught in class. Education via multimedia is possible through tablets and this has been found to keep children interested in a subject because of better illustrations and graphical descriptions.
In the competitive world, the students have to be prepared to face the challenges of the corporate world once school is over. Tablets are more in use at work and children have to be ready to adapt to its usage right from the very beginning.

Effectively speaking, tablet based education is more affordable than text book based one. If we calculate the amount spent by parents on the purchase of textbooks for a single year of a senior secondary grade student, it is far more than the price of a tablet. Moreover, tablets can contain far more textbooks that the child can use for reference instead of sticking to just one book for a particular subject.

Tablets reduce the burden of carrying all the thick textbooks that add to the weight of the backpack thereby inducing back problems to the youngsters. Most of the students who use tablets are known to read more books than the others. Tablets are handy, can be used to reading at any time and at any place. They are not subject to wear and tear as compared to textbooks. The e-books can be updated if new information is to be added to it and can be passed on or shared with others on the go.

The biggest advantage of tablets is that they can pack in more learning materials than textbooks. Most tablets today are manufactured with memories between 8GB and 64GB, which can hold hundreds of thousands of textbooks. Many of these gadgets also come with expanded memory capabilities, which can double their hard disk spaces. This means a single tablet is more than capable for holding all the textbooks a learner needs plus quizzes and homework. With such capabilities, there will be no need for physical space for storing learning materials. The positivity of tablets is numerous and considering all such factors, they have a very strong impact on the holistic learning of an individual.