New report warns districts to move to digital resources or be stuck with “static, inflexible content” for the next 10 years
The State Education Technology Directors Association (SEDTA) highlights the importance of moving K-12 schools in the U.S. from out of date, printed textbooks to more digital educational resources.
Released today, “Out of Print: Reimagining the K-12 Textbook in a Digital Age,” explores the benefits digital open educational resources, details best practices and what’s required for a successful deployment of an all digital resource curriculum, and outlines recommendations for meeting students’ needs.
“In a time of tight budgets and increasing expectations, many schools today purchase both print and digital instructional materials in a duplicative and uncoordinated fashion, with far too little attention to quality and value for money,” said Douglas Levin, executive director of SETDA, in a prepared statement. “If the shift to digital instructional materials is not made immediately, major funding will continue to be directed to traditional materials that will tie the hands of students and educators to static, inflexible content for years to come.”