- The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) released a report Monday focusing on the effect of digital resources on student learning and recommending that schools shift to digital media resources within the next five years.
- The report, "Out of Print: Reimagining the K-12 Textbook in a Digital Age," bases the timeline for adoption on textbook adoption cycles.
- The authors also warn against continuing investment in hard-copy materials that can become outdated quickly.
From the article:
"... The SETDA report includes recommendations for government, industry, and educators to help them make the shift to digital and open educational resources in a manner that is conducive to student achievement and engagement while making efficient use of resources in a period of budget reductions. The core recommendation of the report is that states and school districts should shift to digital instructional materials with their next major textbook adoption cycle and that they complete the transition within the next five years. ..."