Why Electronic Library!

The development  in technology has made students to lack interest in reading books in libraries. It is very important for educators to device ways that are in line with present day development in technology. What I am contemplating is how we can make school electronic libraries in school. This is will particularly good for students and teachers as well.

Moreover, learning in general will become faster and easier thus saving time that will be used for completing the syllabus and revision.

I have discussed with many teachers who have mentioned that their students are mostly interested in reading illustrated books with attractive diagrams and photos. As a result of students’ interest in pictures and illustrations a great improvement can be achieved if these types of books are selected and placed in school libraries.  Emerging from the point of view that learners vary in their learning perspectives so pictures and diagrams will be more effective in delivering information to students who can absorb in audio-visual at the same time.

In this regard, if schools should include an electronic library in their websites that can be accessed by students using their specific username and password education would have been made available without the restriction of place and time. In order to make this electronic library beneficial for both students and teachers the service must be diversified. For instance, sections in it should be reserved for teachers only and other sections reserved for students based on their academic needs.

For the purpose of encouragement and motivation, students can accumulate points and credits in relation to their positive usage of the library in visiting and reading. At the end of a specific period students with the most accumulated points will be honored with gifts and prizes. In this there might be competition and more interest on the part of the students to utilize this service for their own academic advancement.

In addition, for private schools who wish to attract more customers to their schools, a service like this will be an added boost for them, as parents would to send their kids to schools with more facilities.

In conclusion, it is known that that traditional method of reading in libraries is by using hard copies of books but reflecting on the interest that this present day generation has for anything digital, I am wondering if whether future generation will ever handle physical books; What do you think about it ?


4 comments on “Why Electronic Library!

  1. Hi Saeed!
    I really appreciate your post. Indeed your foresightedness in ways and means to improve education is really admirable. If these idea to make school libraries electronic is implemented, there will be a great progress in education. However, there is a challenge; how willing educators be to adopt the system? Again, what about developing nations, when will they be prepared financially to undertake this. However, it seems that technological advancement is unstoppable.

  2. Saeed,

    I think using electronic libraries would be fabulous.Today there are still some electronic devices that promote reading.Kindle is one of them.Books are read on this and Barnes and Noble promotes the Nook which is another book reader.I believe we must use every method possible to keep reading alive.

    We can only hope that future students will read.Unfortunately today’s world is too geared to the computer and not to the necessity of reading.

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