Spotlight on Using Digital Content

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Using Digital Content


The Education Week Spotlight on Using Digital Content is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Making sense of the burgeoning digital-content marketplace
  • Integrating open educational resources into classroom instruction
  • Parsing the diverse and unequal digital resources available to teachers and students
  • Considering the returns on open educational resources

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Online instructional content remains the largest slice of the growing educational technology market, even in a challenging economic climate for K-12 school districts.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week

As a condition of doing business, the districts are demanding a universal technical format they believe can help educators manage digital content and personalize instruction.
December 3, 2014 – Education Week


David Wiley, a supporter for open-educational resources, argues that the "learning outcomes per dollar" from free and open resources tops that of the traditional materials produced by commercial publishers.
October 15, 2014 - Marketplace K-12

While state-run virtual programs continue to grow, major gaps exist in the availability of online resources among urban, suburban, and small schools.
November 4, 2014 - Marketplace K-12

Leading with Teacher Innovation
The viral adoption of web and mobile learning tools, apps, and resources is probably the most important trend in education over the last three years—it's less discussed than the Common Core State Standards but has had a bigger impact on classroom practice. There are hundreds of thousands of teachers off and running, using the digital resources they can find and encouraging kids to do the same.
February 13, 2014 - Vander Ark on Innovation

In a guest post, Ken Frank of Kellenberg Memoral High School describes one independent school's effort to use open educational resources to support a classical curriculum.
January 13, 2015 - EdTech Researcher

It is pretty easy to run a secondary school using open math content. There is Khan Academy, CK12, NROC, and more. But it seems to be harder to find open education resources (OER) in English language arts.
September 11, 2013 - Vander Ark on Innovation

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