Digital Content

Technological innovation is driving fundamental changes in all aspects of our lives. This is especially true of digital content, as our use of e-books, downloadable music, streaming television and movies, and online social networks has exploded. Armed with a cost-effective computing device and the kind of quality digital content that is becoming increasingly available, the benefits for student learning are many, including that fact that digital content can be more up-to-date and engaging, and it is flexible so that the content can be changed to fit students’ needs rather than having the student adapt to the content. SETDA has been a leading organization in advocating for the shift from print to digital content by making our members, policy makers and the broader education audience aware of digital content’s advantages and celebrating those states where policy changes and other initiatives have jump-started the shift to digital for students and teachers through the state.

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    State K12 Procurement Case Studies

    Developed in collaboration with state and district digital learning leaders, instructional materials directors, procurement offices and academic officers, this publication highlights state level procurement case studies that share how states have effectively established and implemented policies for the procurement of high quality instructional materials and devices. As the process for the acquisition and implementation varies widely from state to state, the case studies provide detailed information about the process in each state. These in-depth studies of California, Indiana, Louisiana and Utah provide road maps for other states that are moving forward to implement digital learning materials policies and procedures.

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    Navigating the Digital Shift II

    Navigating the Digital Shift II: Implementing Digital Instructional Materials for Learning SETDA expands upon the 2015 Navigating the Digital Shift report with a focus on living and learning in the digital age. In this second publication, stakeholders will learn about states’ guidance and policies around the implementation of digital instructional materials, as well as best practices.

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    From Print to Digital: Quality Instructional Materials

    SETDA launches the From Print to Digital: Guide to Quality Instructional Materials toolkit to help state leaders establish state level review processes and to provide guidance to their districts on the selection of quality instructional materials that are aligned to standards, address educational goals and are accessible for all students.

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    Navigating the Digital Shift 2015 Paper

    Navigating the Shift provides an analysis of state policy trends related to digital instructional materials, essential conditions for implementation, an update on the states’ progress towards SETDA’s Out of Print recommendations and highlights several next steps for consideration as leaders move to advance the learning experiences in the digital age.

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    Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS)

    An online database providing state and territory policies and practices related to the acquisition of digital instructional materials in K12 education.

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