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youssefelzahed
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reginalambert13
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Should textbooks be replaced with tablets??

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Started: 10/11/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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youssefelzahed

Pro

Yes I Agree Because Tablets are Waaayy Easier for students to use than text books, while reading a student can search for a word he didn't understand or even translate a book in his own language and its really lighter than a book.
reginalambert13

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While putting textbooks on tablets might be somewhat easier for some students, it does not outweigh that it would be disastrous for others. Students who suffer from certain neurological disorders such as epilepsy and serve migraine headaches typically have great difficulty with tablets as they produce a flickering effect as with florescent light bulbs. This means any use, particularly the prolonged use that would come with using them as a textbook, could lead to seizures and debilitating pain.
Debate Round No. 1
youssefelzahed

Pro

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reginalambert13

Con

Countless studies have proven that physically writing notes and highlighting in books helps students to remember material better than just reading and typing notes. The use of tablets would push students to only use the built in note taking. Also, while textbooks become obsolete over time technology changes much faster and is easily broken and thus tablets would require replacing frequently. This would be too costly for most schools and most parents cannot afford to purchase them personally.
Debate Round No. 2
youssefelzahed

Pro

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reginalambert13

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by dr_orbital 2 years ago
dr_orbital
I do not see a big issue here, e-ink tablets would be very very close to the ordinary paper in terms of usability
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