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Overview

Education Agency

Ohio Department of Education

State Educational Technology Standards

Ohio has educational technology standards.

Ohio has in place technology academic content standards that include educational technology standards.

Ohio is currently in process of revising the Ohio Technology Standards. However, current technology standards can be found at: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohios-Learning-Standards/Technology/Ohio-s-2003-Academic-Content-Standards-in-Technolo.

State Digital Learning Plan

Ohio does not have a State Digital Learning Plan.

Ohio has had discussions about creating a new state technology plan to replace the old plan which covered years 2009 – 2014.

District Technology Planning Requirements

Ohio does not have requirements for district technology planning.

Ohio does not require district level educational technology plans, but they are required for some parts of the federal E-rate discount program. For more information: http://www.mcoecn.org/programs

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Overview

Ohio 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. The Ohio Department of Education has developed digital instructional materials aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards that provide guidance and support to LEAs in implementing the Learning Standards. The department encourages LEAs via webinars, electronic newsletters and face-to-face meetings to use these resources but also to develop additional digital instructional materials aligned to the Learning Standards that meet the needs of their students.

Guidelines and Policies

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Definition for Digital Instructional Materials

Ohio has a definition for digital instructional materials.

Ohio has a definition for “Digital Text.” “Digital text” means a consumable book or book substitute that a student accesses through the use of a computer or other electronic medium or that is available through an internet-based provider of course content, or any other material that contributes to the learning process through electronic means.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

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

Textbook refers to any book or book substitute that a pupil uses as a consumable or non consumable text, text substitute, or text supplement in a particular class or program in the school the pupil regularly attends.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Ohio does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible Materials

Ohio provides guidance to LEAs to support the use of accessible digital instructional materials for learners with disabilities to improve outcomes.

Guidance is provided through online learning modules, website resources and training.

Assistive Technology & Accessible Educational Materials Center

Aim Module

 

Guidance Outside of School

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

Policy - Adoption

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

Policy - Open Educational Resources

Ohio does not have a policy for open educational resources.

Ohio does not have a policy that includes the option to implement OER materials however, the state does not have any rules or policies that preclude schools from using OER.

Policy - Statute for Implementation

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

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

Ohio provides information, examples or guidelines to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials.

“1. Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-21 effective date 07/01/2014: Providing Instructional Material to Children with Visual Impairments and Others with Print Disabilities that are Listed for Sale by Publishers with the Superintendent of Public Instruction. 2. Ohio specific PALM Initiative guidelines provided in on-line materials and brochures.”

Guidance – Acquisition of Accessible Technologies

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

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

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

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Guidance – Publishers

Ohio 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

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

Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-21 effective date 07/01/2014: Providing Instructional Material to Children with Visual Impairments and Others with Print Disabilities that are Listed for Sale by Publishers with the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

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

Master Contract Digital Devices

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

Master Contract Instructional Materials

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

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

Ohio does not post adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

Ohio does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

State Procurement Office
Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

Ohio 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.

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

Funding for Devices

Ohio 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

Ohio 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

Ohio 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

Ohio 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

Ohio does not develop open educational resources.

Ohio does not recommend/endorse open educational resources.

State Resource Repository

Ohio does not have a state resource repository.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

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

Open Educational Resources

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

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