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Overview

Education Agency

Nebraska Department of Education

State Educational Technology Standards

Nebraska does not have educational technology standards.

State Digital Learning Plan

Nebraska has a State Digital Learning Plan.

Two year biennium plans required for budgeting in addition to creating the broader road map and framwork for digitial learning and technology in schools.

District Technology Planning Requirements

Nebraska does not have requirements for district technology planning.

Nebraska does not specifically require district level educational technology plans, but collects technology plans annually online and strongly encourages technology planning be used as part of the continuous school improvement process.

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Overview

Nebraska does not procure resources for schools or districts on a statewide level currently. Each school district has the authority, from state and/or local resources, to procure and use digital resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements. This approach is under review and collaborative solutions are underway to create a more efficient and effective approach in the future.

Guidelines and Policies

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

Nebraska does not have a unique definition for accessible instructional/educational materials nor references the federal definition for accessible materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

Nebraska does not have a definition for accessible technologies nor references the AEM definition for accessible technologies.

Definition for Digital Instructional Materials

Nebraska does not have a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

Nebraska definition for instructional materials/textbook does not include the option for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Nebraska does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible Materials

Nebraska does not provide guidance to LEAs to support the use of accessible digital instructional materials for learners with disabilities to improve outcomes.

Guidance Outside of School

Nebraska does not provide guidance to LEAs in the use of digital instructional materials outside of the classroom.

Policy - Adoption

Nebraska does not have an adoption policy for digital instructional materials.

Policy - Open Educational Resources

Nebraska does not have a policy for open educational resources.

Nebraska does not have a policy that includes OER. However, the state does not have any rules or policies the preclude schools from using OER.

Policy - Statute for Implementation

Nebraska does not have a statute requiring the implementation of digital instructional materials.

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

Nebraska does not provide information, examples or guidelines to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials.

Guidance – Acquisition of Accessible Technologies

Nebraska does not provide information, examples or technical assistance to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible technologies.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

Nebraska does not provide guidance for the purchase of digital devices.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

Nebraska does not have procurement guidelines specific to digital instructional materials.

Guidance – Publishers

Nebraska does not have procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.

Requirements for the sale of instructional materials are established at the local level.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

Nebraska has guidelines for commercial and OER publishers, developers, and vendors related to accessibility features in products/services.

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

Nebraska does not manage regional groups that participate in regional purchasing consortia for instructional materials.

Master Contract Digital Devices

Nebraska does not have state master purchasing contracts available for districts and schools to purchase digital devices.

Master Contract Instructional Materials

Nebraska does not have state master purchasing contracts available for districts and schools to purchase instructional materials.

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

Nebraska does not post adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

Nebraska does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

Finance and Organizational Services
Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

Nebraska does not have dedicated funds for digital instructional materials.

Districts fund the purchase of digital instructional materials with general state funds and/or local initiatives.

Nebraska districts have the option to collaborate on the purchase of digital instructional materials.

Nebraska districts have the option to purchase digital instructional materials with local funds.

Funding for Devices

Nebraska does not have dedicated funds for digital devices.

Each district may use general state funds for the purchase of digital devices (hardware).

Funding for Special Purposes

Nebraska does not have a funding stream to purchase digital instructional materials for special purposes.

Digital Learning Resources

Content Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

Nebraska does not have a state hosted content management system or a state master contract for a content management system available to schools and districts.

Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

Nebraska does not have a state hosted learning management system or state master contract for a learning management system available to schools and districts.

Open Educational Resources

Nebraska does not develop open educational resources.

Nebraska does not recommend/endorse open educational resources.

State Resource Repository

Nebraska does not have a state resource repository.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

Nebraska does not have a review process specific to digital instructional materials.

Open Educational Resources

Nebraska does not have a vetting process for open educational resources.

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