Does Ownership of Instructional Materials Matter?

Doug Levin

While plenty of folks are touting the affordances of digital textbooks and instructional content and prognosticating about how fast K-12 schools make the switch to digital – including me and Arne Duncan among many others, etc., The post Does Ownership of Instructional Materials Matter?

Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

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Now education decision makers across America can see detailed reviews compiled in multiple states, to facilitate the evaluation and purchase of print and digital materials for students and teachers. edWeb Blog digital content instructional materials Language Arts Mathematics

Online toolkit helps schools select content-rich instructional materials

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The toolkit offers research, resources and case studies to support selection of quality instructional materials for learning. Uncategorized digital educational materials digital learning digital toolkit guidance technology toolsA just-released guide from the State Education Technology Directors Association and a new community of practice aim to advance the shift to digital learning.

Guide to Quality Instructional Resources Focuses on the Process, not the Purchase

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Questioning the quality of instructional materials isn’t new to the digital education era. Thus, there is the potential for more disparity in the quality of materials from school to school.

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Navigating the Shift to OER

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During a tour of updates to SETDA’s Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) , which showcases state policies in support of digital materials, Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director for SETDA, discussed new features like professional development information.

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For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

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Refocusing classrooms around up-and-coming digital materials requires more than just adding a new tech-based product or two as many processes for reviewing and purchasing instructional materials are still built around print textbooks.

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How 4 states are purchasing digital resources

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As more states move through the digital transition and acquire digital resources for teachers and students, it is more important than ever to establish clear-cut processes to obtain high-quality materials.

Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)

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In fall 2007, Larry Berger, CEO of Wireless Generation (now Amplify) was invited to submit a paper to an “Entrepreneurship in Education” working group led by Rick Hess, the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. A friend recently read a 2004 Harvard Business School case study of Wireless Generation’s work in Montgomery County, Maryland, and responded: “Thanks!

From Static to Interactive and From Open to Free: Consequences Both Intended and Unintended

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The most recent issue of IRRODL included an article titled Effectiveness of OER Use in First-Year Higher Education Students’ Mathematical Course Performance: A Case Study , by Juan I. Do fees for access to online materials disqualify a program?

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State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

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Included in the new report and accompanying website are case studies of success stories. If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day.

eBook details key strategies to manage digital curriculum

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Guide provides case studies on how districts successfully adopted integrated digital curriculum systems.

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State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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Many states provide guidance for the implementation of digital materials in districts to help ensure that they are available to all learners. According to the Brookings Institution there is strong evidence that the choice of instructional materials has large effects on student learning.

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

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Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, OER Case Studies: Implementation in Action, The Broadband Imperative and From Data to Information.

What Federal Education Budget Cuts Mean for Edtech

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Get some case studies really fast. If I were a company selling curriculum solutions, I would bundle it with professional development, or English Language instruction, that way you are able to tap into other grants offered in Title I or Title II,” House says. If you are building new charter schools you need new hardware, new instructional materials, and new school supplies.

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Real Questions About Artificial Intelligence in Education

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Blum: At ACT (which acquired OpenEd),we’re focused on the question of: If you’ve identified the learning gap, what’s the best instructional material to help the student? Not just ACT material; we want to give you the best instructional resource we can find. You’re better off going to the district and saying: Because you use this product I can do a case study and show an increase in efficiency and less wasted time in the classroom.

The Business of Education Technology

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” “Taking action,” in this case, meant releasing some case studies and posting a notice on the Federal Register about how a competitive grant program could provide a more “innovative” way to build assessments. The College Board also boasted about its partnership with Khan Academy, which would make SAT test prep materials freely available online. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.