Maintaining Content Standards in a Digital World: Textbooks undergo an arduous process to get class approval. Who vets the curriculum taken off a virtual shelf?
“Even though non-print-based learning objects have been in the classroom for years, the shift to digital content has gotten more attention lately. One development that’s made the difference is the Apple initiative to introduce its iBooks textbooks for iPads, generating a notable amount of buzz. That and President Obama’s announcement that he believes every student in every state should have an all-digital curriculum by 2017. The US Department of Education and the Federal Communications Commission have jointly issued a ‘playbook’ to help guide district efforts to prepare for that transition. “