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Overview

Education Agency

New Jersey Department of Education

State Educational Technology Standards

New Jersey has educational technology standards.

New Jersey has Technology Standards for both Educational Technology (8.1) which detail how technology should be effectively used in the curriculum as well as for Technology Education, Engineering, Design and Computational Thinking – Programming (8.2).

Both can be accessed at http://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/2014/tech/

 

State Digital Learning Plan

New Jersey has a State Digital Learning Plan.

New Jersey has an independent state level educational technology plan. The state revises the plan as needed. For more information: http://www.nj.gov/education/techno/state_plan.htm.

District Technology Planning Requirements

New Jersey does not have requirements for district technology planning.

New Jersey does not require district level educational technology plans, but strongly encourages technology planning.

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Overview

New Jersey is a local control state and does not procure resources for schools or districts on a statewide level. Each school district has the constitutional authority to procure and use digital resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements. The use of digital learning practices and resources is encouraged, but districts are free to decide which resources will best meet the needs of their educators and students. In support of digital learning, beginning in September 2015, blended learning modules that are designed to support digital professional development are available at NJCORE.

Guidelines and Policies

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Definition for Digital Instructional Materials

New Jersey has a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

New Jersey has a definition for instructional materials/textbook that includes the option for digital instructional materials.

Textbook means books, workbooks or manuals, whether bound or in loose-leaf form, or electronic textbooks, including but not limited to, computer software, computer-assisted instruction, interactive videodisk, and other computer courseware and magnetic media, intended as a principal source of study material for a given class or group of students, a copy of which is available for the individual use of each pupil in such class or group. Computer software shall be prepared educational programs which are subject-oriented and for student instruction.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

New Jersey does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible Materials

New Jersey 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

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

Policy - Adoption

New Jersey does not have an adoption policy for digital instructional materials.

Policy - Open Educational Resources

New Jersey does not have a policy for open educational resources.

New Jersey does not have a policy related to implementing OER materials however, districts are allowed to purchase electronic resources and materials with state funding and have the local authority to implement OER materials.

Policy - Statute for Implementation

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

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

New Jersey 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

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

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

New Jersey does not provide guidance for the purchase of digital devices.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

New Jersey does not have procurement guidelines specific to digital instructional materials.

Guidance – Publishers

New Jersey 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

New Jersey does not have guidelines for commercial or OER publishers, developers, or vendors related to accessibility features in products/services.

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

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

Master Contract Digital Devices

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

Master Contract Instructional Materials

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

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

New Jersey does not post adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

New Jersey does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

School Finance, NJ Department of Education
Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

New Jersey 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.

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

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

Funding for Devices

New Jersey 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

New Jersey 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

New Jersey 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

New Jersey 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

New Jersey does not develop open educational resources.

New Jersey recommends/endorses open educational resources.

State Resource Repository

New Jersey has a state resource repository.

The New Jersey Collaborative Online Resource Exchange (NJCORE) links to resources for all subject areas and grades through a searchable database and is managed by NJDOE’s Office of Teaching and Learning Supports, Division of Teaching and Learning. Resources that have been vetted and recommended by the state are designated with a State of New Jersey symbol. Currently, there is a rating system on the site and if there are a number of low ratings the state determines if the material should be removed.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

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

Open Educational Resources

New Jersey has a vetting process for open educational resources.

New Jersey uses the EQuIP rubric for the vetting process for OER materials.

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