Remittances Review

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

The Effects of Digital Textbooks on Students' Academic Achievement: An Experiment on Elementary School Students

Wahid Mehmood, Irfan Nawaz, Abida Parveen, Fakhar-Ul-Zaman, Mesha Kanwal, Zurriat Imran, Abdul Qahar, Farhat Perveen
Books, Digital textbooks, PDF, AV-Aids, Academic achievements. ,


The world is developing economically, technologically, and educationally, and there is a lot of revolution in the field of education. In earlier times, people used to write on leather and tree bark; they used to carve stone and write, but soon it was replaced by paper. Now, the use of paper should be stopped; firstly, the process of making paper is very expensive. Secondly, it is heavy and difficult for children to carry, and it also creates environmental pollution; this paper is wasted sustainable. Not fit to be. Solving all these problems, these paper books have now been replaced by digital textbooks. This was experimental research; two groups of 30 students of 7th grade of Al-Rafiq Public Elementary School were formed; one group was taught by books in hard form, and the experimental group was taught in soft form by PDF books, videos, AI, and through WhatsApp group. The summative achievement test was taken from both groups as a post-test, and the marks of children educated with digital books were significantly higher. The performance of students who learned through digital books was much better in the Speed test, like MCQ-type tests, but slightly slower in the Power tests, like essay-type questions. Children who wrote on paper completed the Power test within the specified time limit, but this problem could be improved by computer keyboard typing practice. No effect was observed on children's hearing and vision in hard form. Children with textbooks have been diagnosed with the common problem of colour blindness. It is recommended that digital textbooks be promoted at the government level. Every school should have a library of tablets; teachers should also be given special training.