A Closer Look at Cambridge Home School Online’s Brand New eLibrary

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Introducing technology into classrooms has resulted in greater education quality than once imagined. Both teachers and students agree that using digital books has helped improve the learning experience. Access to books on digital platforms aims to make the learning process more engaging and interactive.

Instead of listening to a single person talking, students can now participate in the learning process using digital books. It’s a fun and engaging way to learn. One device can be used to carry the entire year’s syllabus for digital books. Students can start using these educational tools as early as Primary Prep.

An effective learning system should involve students in the process. Cambridge Home School Online’s latest addition to its wide range of audio-visual resources to help students ace their examinations is our eLibrary. With the ability to access our eLibrary anywhere, anytime, on multiple devices, students can learn at their own pace.

Here’s everything you need to know about eBooks and how they have led to educational reform.

1. Study Anywhere and Anytime

An eBook is easy to carry around, unlike a bag full of books. Students carry various devices, such as tablets, smartphones, and laptops. The portability of an e-book allows students to access their course materials and notes anytime.

2. Offline Access to eBooks

Despite the widespread availability of the Internet, many people still have issues with their network and connectivity. To address these issues, offline services have been developed to allow students to access educational content on their mobile devices. These services allow students to download and save their favourite materials conveniently.

3. Multiple Interactive Features

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Besides being able to read materials, eBooks have various interactive features that help students highlight and make notes. Some of these include the ability to zoom in and out, a search tool, and annotations. The search tool is commonly used to find and analyse words and topics quickly.

Instead of going through several pages to find a particular phrase or topic, users can use the search tool to find and analyse words quickly. An online dictionary is also helpful in helping students find the meanings of words. Students can also customise the appearance and brightness of their devices by adjusting the font size and style.

4. Edutainment Value

Besides being able to read materials, eBooks have various interactive features that help students highlight and make notes. One of these is the ability to add audio and video explanations. Videos make learning more interesting and can be used to replay the previous session. Animations are also fun and have a higher retention value.

According to studies, watching videos helps retain more information than reading the same thing. Due to the increasing number of videos in e-books, publishers are now incorporating them into their content to keep their students engaged. Videos and animations can also help improve students’ ability to recall and learn.

5. Save Printing Costs

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Unlike physical books, e-books do not require paper. Instead, they can be submitted in a PDF format, which allows authors to convert their work into electronic books. This eliminates the need for paper and saves the environment by not purchasing printing paper.

Every year, millions of trees are cut down to produce paper. Besides this, other factors such as transportation costs and paper making are also considered to determine the paper’s overall environmental impact. This is why students must use e-books instead of physical books.

6. Provide Updated Content to Students

Physical paperback books often contain outdated information that needs to be updated, which can typically be replaced with new books. With e-books, all the learning materials are stored in the cloud.

With e-books, you can update your books’ content anytime, saving you money on printing new books. Also, you can ensure that your students are up-to-date with the latest information.

7. Interactive Assessments

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Unlike physical books, e-books provide self-assessments designed to test students’ knowledge. They do away with the physical method of giving a quiz at the end of a chapter. Instead, they have embedded exercises and quizzes throughout the course to help students retain the information they’ve read.

An e-book assessment aims to measure the student’s understanding of the concepts. With the help of instant results, students can view the results and receive immediate feedback.

Cambridge Home School Online’s ePlatform

The introduction of e-books has revolutionised the way students learn. They have replaced the approach of carrying physical books and sitting through endless lectures. Instead, they can now enjoy a fun and engaging learning experience.

With e-books, students can interact with the content through various features such as videos, animations, and augmented reality. These provide a completely different learning experience to help improve their academic performance.

For our students, Cambridge Home School Online provides a wide range of audio-visual resources through our eLibrary. From books to audiobooks, the platform helps students easily access resources whenever they feel like learning. This also helps them discover books that can help them achieve outstanding grades besides the core reading material. Besides academic resources, we also host various books that can embed a passion for reading among students at a young age.

Cambridge Home School Online hosts an active book club, which has welcomed this easy access to reading material. The platform is available on all major App Stores, including Apple, Google, and Microsoft. By simply signing in with their school accounts, students can instantly access this material and get one step closer to acing their exams.

Cambridge Home School Online aims to provide our students with the necessary support and resources to build the foundation for their future. We host four programs for students in Asia, Europe, and Africa; Primary Prep, Lower School, Upper School, and Sixth Form. We work tirelessly to ensure students have an exceptional start to their academic lives by studying from some of the best teachers based in the UK from the comfort of their homes.

We take advantage of home-based online learning by providing students with audio-visual resources that give them the liberty to study at their own pace and time. These include study guides, videos, and past papers. With these tools, students can easily catch up on their homework and improve their performance.