Friday, November 6, 2009
#22 & #23 Ebooks & Audiobooks
NO matter what, REAL books are by far better than ebooks but I do have some ebooks on my iPhone and the advantage is that I can have several books stored on it and access them any time, especially if I am stuck waiting somewhere and wishing I had brought a book! I do get very tired reading text on a screen regardles of the size but ebooks are good for students who are visually impaired. Audiobooks are also great to listen to in the car. For classroom use they are good for improving students' listening skills and can be more interesting (due to character voices etc) than just reading a book. I think that students have the potential to extract a lot more meaning from an audio book than a standard one.