Indian education have changed beyond recognition. Specially in terms of study materials used by students have undergone lot of change. Online content has replaced the old textbooks. Any student is interested to learn more today and wants reference books on the Internet.The students want to read more with different views by different teachers. Higher education books have changed completely with digitisation and online.Even the study materials for competitive examinations and higher education are now more tech-oriented, India-specific, analytical and precise.
When education primers were slim unimaginative volumes of stock questions and answers with a few activity-oriented papers to solve at the end of the book were available. Education books, on the other hand, were humongous information overloads, without precision information or pithy analysis to help students develop an aptitude and razor-sharp reasoning prowess.But time is at a premium and attention spans shorter. Hence the change in the format of content.The content of college and university education texts has changed.the students no more have to sift through pages to look for what they need. The formats of books are more lucid, concise and yet analytical.
Education books are adapting to online aids. These books are now being written to give 360 degrees of information not only for written examination but also interviews and to increase knowledge thereafter.Students depend on information technology for the specific information that they want. They look for more analytical information in a book. The types of the books have also changed depending on the level of education.
Macmillan, a leading publisher of education books, makes use of multi-media technology by providing web support with its books.Web support with printed texts reduces cost of the books - both production and sales costs - and at the same time allows students to access all the information.The web support includes video clips, animation and interactive websites.