ERIC Number: EJ965245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Reference Count: 2
Digital Content: Making Learning Relevant
Levin, Douglas A.
Principal Leadership, v12 n1 p32-36 Sep 2011
Approximately 15 states are changing their policies to give school districts more flexibility in acquiring content. They have changed laws or policies or have bills pending in state legislatures to redefine "textbooks". Most of those changes are similar to the approach Indiana took in its new law: a "textbook" is not only a book but also "computers and other data devices, instructional software, Internet resources, interactive, magnetic media, and other systematically organized material." Digital content often contains more current and relevant information than can be found in traditional textbooks. Resources can be reallocated to support technology when content delivery is flexible. Open educational resources are changing the teaching culture and the relationship between learning and technology in many schools.
Descriptors: Textbooks, Courseware, Educational Technology, Educational Resources, Relevance (Education), Instructional Materials, Instructional Material Evaluation, Content Analysis, Delivery Systems, Layout (Publications), Open Source Technology, State Regulation, State Legislation, Organizational Culture, Electronic Learning, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana