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Learn more, view the archived webinar of the Out of Print Report Release and Briefing event.
Learn more about the related SETDA report, The Broadband Imperative.
Learn more about Instructional Materials in all states, visit the State Education Policy Center (SEPC).
Out of Print highlights the sea change underway in the multi-billion dollar U.S. K-12 instructional materials market enabled by recent technology and intellectual property rights innovations. With a focus on the ultimate impact on student learning, the report provides examples of lessons learned from recent digital and open (OER) content initiatives by leading states and school districts and offers comprehensive recommendations for government, industry, and educators to ensure that the inevitable shift to digital instructional materials improves student achievement and engagement and efficiently uses scarce resources.
Related Resources from SETDA:
Funding Innovation - Zach Foughty, Assistant Director of College and Career Readiness, Indiana Department of Education - Principal Leadership -January 2012.
Comcast Newsmakers Interview: The Shift to Digital and Open Textbooks in K-12 - December 2011.
Digital Content: Making Learning Relevant - Douglas Levin, Executive Director, SETDA - Principal Leadership - September 2011.
Resource Databases: Making Educators' Lives Easier - Rowland Baker, SETDA member and Director of the Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership - Principal Leadership - May 2011.
Implementing Digital Math Curricula - Zach Foughty and John Keller, SETDA member and Director of Learning Technologies - Principal Leadership - January 2011.
A Revolution on Hold - Geoffrey Fletcher - T.H.E. Journal - June 2010.
The 21st Century Physics Flexbook - Jim Batterson and Lan Nugent, SETDA member and Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Career Education in the Virginia Department of Education - Principal Leadership - January 2010.
Signs of a Significant Disruption in the Traditional Textbook Model - Geoffrey Fletcher - T.H.E. Journal - February 2009.
Related Resources from Others:
Digital Textbook Playbook - Digital Textbook Collaborative - February 2012
OER Rubrics and Evaluation Tool - Achieve - November 2011.
Fundamentals of State Textbook Adoption - National Association of State Textbook Administrators (NASTA) - April 2010.
An Expectation of Sharing: Guidelines for Effective Policies to Respect, Protect and Increase the Use of Digital Educational Resources - Southern Region Education Board (SREB) - March 2010.
Rethinking the State Role in Instructional Materials Adoption: Opportunities for Innovation and Cost Savings - National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) - December 2009.