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Overview

Education Agency

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

State Educational Technology Standards

North Dakota has educational technology standards.

North Dakota has adopted the ISTE NETS Standards or other tech standards.

State Educational Technology Plan

North Dakota has an educational technology plan.

North Dakota has an independent state level educational technology plan. The state revises the plan every 3 years. For more information: http://www.nd.gov/itd/news/2013-2015-statewide-it-plan.

District Technology Planning Requirements

North Dakota has requirements for district technology planning.

Independent district level educational technology plans are required by North Dakota and are revised every 3 years. The state provides planning support through e-mail and website support. The district technology plans are used for E-rate approvals and Federal program approvals. For more information: http://www.ndetc.k12.nd.us/programs-and-activities/school-technology-plans/.

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Overview

North Dakota does not procure resources for schools or districts on a statewide level. Each school district has the constitutional 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.

Guidelines and Policies

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Definition for Digital Instructional Materials

North Dakota does not have a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

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

Definition for Open Educational Resources

North Dakota does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible Materials

North Dakota 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

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

Policy - Adoption

North Dakota does not have an adoption policy for digital instructional materials.

Policy - Open Educational Resources

North Dakota does not have a policy for open educational resources.

North Dakota does not have a policy that includes the option to implement OER materials.

Policy - Statute for Implementation

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

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

North Dakota 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

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

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

North Dakota does not provide guidance for the purchase of digital devices.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

North Dakota does not have procurement guidelines specific to digital instructional materials.

The state encourages the use of digital instructional materials.

Guidance – Publishers

North Dakota has 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

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

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

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

Master Contract Digital Devices

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

Master Contract Instructional Materials

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

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

North Dakota does not post adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

North Dakota does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

State Procurement Office
Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

North Dakota 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.

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

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

Funding for Devices

North Dakota 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

North Dakota 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

North Dakota 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

North Dakota 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

North Dakota develops open educational resources.

North Dakota does not recommend/endorse open educational resources.

North Dakota has developed OER materials for English language arts/literacy and mathematics for grades K-12 developed through a state grant.

State Resource Repository

North Dakota does not have a state resource repository.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

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

Open Educational Resources

North Dakota does not have a vetting process for open educational resources.

The state has recommended review options for digital instructional materials that can be applied to OER.

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