E-books are great for those who want to learn but don’t have the time to read in person, or to listen to lectures, but they’re also a great way to skip the lecture.
That’s because they don’t require a lecture.
And they can be read in the comfort of your own home.
They’re easy to use and the learning curve is minimal.
The UK’s education secretary, Angela Rayner, wants to see an increase in the number of e-readers in classrooms.
A new study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows that e-book purchases in the first quarter of 2018 fell for the first time since 2007.
In an e-mailed statement to Bloomberg, Rayner said, “The UK needs to continue to grow its digital literacy and learning capacity in order to achieve our goal of becoming the digital society of the future.”
Rayner has said that ebooks should be included in the curriculum, but many teachers are wary about the risks of introducing e-reading into classrooms.
One teacher told Bloomberg, “If you start putting the e-reader in the textbooks, it’s a risk.
But I’m not sure if it’s worth it.”
Rayner, a Conservative, has proposed legislation that would require schools to set aside 30 percent of the curriculum to e-textbooks.
She also said that her department will publish a plan for the next year to ensure that schools meet the UK government’s goals for digital literacy.
If the legislation is passed, Rayners education secretary will work with education leaders to develop an ePub strategy to ensure more e-reads are included in textbooks.
Last year, the British Library said it would no longer include e-Books in the textbook, but the move has been met with scepticism.
The British Library is one of several government agencies that are concerned about introducing ebooks into the classroom.
According to a report by the British Association of Teachers, the UK’s electronic education system is falling behind other countries and students are taking longer to complete assignments.
It’s also been accused of being slow to introduce new software.
The UK’s e-commerce platforms have also come under criticism from parents who say they can’t access information from books.