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Hello everyone. We were advised during orientation for my program that starts in January that we will not be getting traditional books. Our primary books with be eBooks and that we will not be having "lectures" but rather will be getting power points to read before class. In class we will be doing "activities" as opposed to "lectures". As an older student I'm concerned that this new approach to academics will be a difficult adjustment for me. Does anyone have any experienced with eBooks?

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akulahawkRN has 5 years experience as a ADN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency Department.

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While I'm not exactly a fan of eBooks, those few eBooks that I've read on my tablet generally mimicked the tactile motions of turning pages to a degree when swiping from one page to the next. Hopefully the eBooks you have somehow allow you to highlight and notate certain passages for later focused study.

My entire RN program used primarily paper books but most of the lecture material was provided to us in the PowerPoint format. A couple of the supplemental materials were presented in the form of Prezi presentations. We still had to read the assigned materials so that we could get the required background to understand the lecture.

That wasn't bad...

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It sounds like you are starting a concept curriculum program. I'm in 1st semester of a concept curriculum and that is what we have. We were given an option of either only ebooks or ebooks and print though. I selected the combo because I wasn't sure about having ebooks. I still prefer print books but it is nice having my books on my phone and computer while I'm at work or other places instead of lugging all of them everywhere.

The ebooks you can swipe through, highlight, and take notes too.

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Concept curriculum is a new concept for me. Do you happen to know where I can find out more it?

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Okami_CCRN has 4 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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the program that I will be completing in a few weeks just switched over to this type of teaching style in September. I honestly do not like it; as a person who works full-time and has very little time to begin with, it is incredibly difficult to read the assigned chapters before class/power points so that we can work in groups to complete case studies for 4 hours (that have nothing to do with what we are tested on).

I will get off my soap box now and say that although I prefer good old fashioned print books, e-books do have their advantages. I can quickly look up rationales for my care plans using the Ctrl + F option and you can highlight in adobe reader and write in notes if you want.

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Great. Thanks for all your responses.

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My only gripe with Ebooks is the lack of page numbers. On kindle they give locations but the professor gVe page numbers so I would hVe to google the book, find the table contents and book mark the assigned sections. Very annoying and time consuming. I'll stick with textbooks for school.

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As ridiculously more expensive as it is, I like having both the Ebook and a paper copy BUT what I have done is buy the current edition Ebook and a previous used edition print. I save money on the print but can have those at home and write in the margins, pagemark in a way that works for me but I still have the portability of having all my books with my on my 2 pound iPad instead of a 40+ pound backpack.

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