Digital Publishing: Why Is It The Future Of Education?by Dolly K. Digital Marketing Executive
The world is changing fast and so is the educational sector. Education relies heavily on the study materials, and a new form of study materials has been emerging to be very popular. Known as digital publishing, this involves publishing digital and multimedia versions of the books and other resources. These include eBooks, apps, digital workbooks, etc. A number of digital publishing companies have already emerged, and are adapting to the modern world and publishing such resources.
What does this mean for students?
Whether a change in the field of education is positive or negative depends largely upon the students as they are the ones who would ultimately be affected. Digital publishing would benefit students considerably. Let us take a look at what the advantages are.
- Affordability: How affordable a particular product depends on its manufacturing costs. Digital copies of books are far cheaper to produce than their paperback versions as the extra copies can be created at almost zero cost. This makes digital study materials less expensive. Currently, many students suffer from the problem of not being able to afford books as a result of poverty. The availability of digital resources would solve this issue to a great extent.
- Updated resources: The traditional style of learning involving hard copies of books is plagued by the problem of backdated study materials and information. In many cases, the books provide information which is about a decade old and are no longer relevant. These wouldn’t help the students learn to prepare for their future because these resources would grow useless. This problem is solved easily with the advent of digital publishing solutions, as digital copies can be edited and updated very quickly. Students need to keep their pace with the rapidly growing and changing world and going digital is how they can achieve it.
- Personalisation: Education is a subjective matter. As pointed out and proved numerous times by educationalists and experts, everyone has their own ways of learning, along with their own pace. Not every educational trajectory is suitable for every individual. Digital learning allows students to learn in a personalised manner. This would help children learn in ways that meet their own requirements and thus help them perform better.
- High quality of education: When learning at school, it is not possible for very student to enjoy equal opportunities and care. Some might be favoured and some might not. More importantly, not every school is able to provide skilled faculty. As a result, those unable to afford to study in good schools often tend to fall behind those who can. This is yet another problem that e publishing companies are helping to solve. These companies make high-grade study materials and resources easily available, thus bridging up the game. With better resources at hand, the students can perform far better.
What’s the role of the publishers in this transition?
The transition to digital publishing is a much needed one for the publishers due to several reasons. The factor which is probably the most important is that they can earn higher revenues. Resale and renting of old books prevent the publishers from earning their revenues and the authors their royalties. However, digital materials can be designed to be single-use and non-sharable.
Moreover, the publishers can design their digital products more interactive in order to beat the competition. To keep up with the changing world, established publishers like Macmillan Publishers have adopted digital publishing and has been producing digital workbooks and coursebooks, learning apps and curriculum-based learning programs. Professionals in the academic circuit are getting more and more dependent on digital publishing.
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