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Overview

Education Agency

Oklahoma State Department of Education

State Educational Technology Standards

Oklahoma has educational technology standards.

Oklahoma officially adopted the 2007 International Society for Technology in Education’s Educational Technology Standards for Students.

State Educational Technology Plan

Oklahoma does not have an educational technology plan.

Oklahoma does not currently have a statewide educational technology plan.

District Technology Planning Requirements

Oklahoma has requirements for district technology planning.

With the recent changes in E-Rate, Oklahoma has removed the formal requirement of district technology plans. However, the State still encourages districts to maintain a 3-year plan, updated annually. An annual technology survey is also conducted to get more specific information from districts.

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Overview

Oklahoma 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. Districts can purchases digital learning resources using general funds or textbook funds. For the 2016-17 fiscal year, the state legislature did not appropriate any funds for textbooks. The Oklahoma State Department of Education, by law, has a very limited role in the textbook adoption process. The State Department of Education assists the State Textbook Committee in scheduling and securing facilities for meetings, facilitates an interactive forum between the publishers and the State Textbook Committee, and provides guidance to schools about the process for purchasing instructional materials.

Guidelines and Policies

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

Oklahoma has a unique definition or references the federal definition for accessible instructional/educational materials.

Accessible Educational Materials (AEM), are materials that are designed or converted in a way that makes them usable across the widest range of students regardless of format (print, digital, graphical, audio, video).

http://sde.ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/2016_AEM-TA_Document.pdf

Definition for Accessible Technologies

Oklahoma has a unique definition for accessible technologies or references the AEM definition for accessible technologies.

Assistive Technology (AT) is any item, device, or piece of equipment used to maintain or improve a person’s capabilities, allowing them to function independently in recreation, education, employment, and daily living activities.

https://www.ok.gov/abletech/About_Us/

Definition for Digital Instructional Materials

Oklahoma does not have a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

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

Oklahoma does not publish a definition of textbooks. However, the state publishes the textbook committee’s criteria for approval.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Oklahoma does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible Materials

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

Oklahoma supports the implementation of accessibile digital instructional materials via multiple resources available on a special section of the website which includes resources, presentations and background information.

https://www.ok.gov/abletech/Resources/AT_Discovery_Launchpad/index.html

http://sde.ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/2016_AEM-TA_Document.pdf

Guidance Outside of School

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

Policy - Adoption

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

Oklahoma does not have any adoption policies. However, in May of each year, the State Textbook Committee issues a Call for Bids for instructional materials for specific subject areas.

Policy - Open Educational Resources

Oklahoma does not have a policy for open educational resources.

Oklahoma is a #GoOpen state and is encouraging districts to explore the use of OER; however, Oklahoma does not have any specific policy regarding the implementation of OER materials.

Policy - Statute for Implementation

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

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

Oklahoma has specific requirements for vendors as related to accessibility. Vendor represents that the digital instructional materials delivered under this contract or purchase order conform to, at a minimum, the standards for accessibility as set forth in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 794d), and its implementing regulations (36 C.F.R.§ 1194), or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 (minimum of Level AA conformance). Should any portion of the materials not conform to the aforementioned standards of accessibility,

Guidance – Acquisition of Accessible Technologies

Oklahoma provides information, examples or technical assistance to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible technologies.

Oklahoma ABLE Tech is the statewide Assistive Technology Act Program. Oklahoma ABLE Tech provides device demonstrations, device short-term loans and other services for Oklahoma districts.

https://www.ok.gov/abletech/Resources/AT_Discovery_Launchpad/index.html

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

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

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Guidance – Publishers

Oklahoma has procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.

Companies must be registered and go through the textbook adoption process.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

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

The state has policies in place regarding accessibility for printed textbooks; however, we have not extending these policies to specifically address digital educational materials.

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

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

Master Contract Digital Devices

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

Master Contract Instructional Materials

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

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

Oklahoma posts adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

Oklahoma posts instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

Office of Central Purchasing, Oklahoma
Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

Oklahoma does not have dedicated funds for digital instructional materials.

State funds are provided directly for the purchase of instructional materials via an instructional materials line item in the state budget. This line item includes does not prohibit the purchase of digital instructional materials. For the 2016-17 fiscal year, the state legislature did not appropriate any funds for textbooks.

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

Oklahoma districts have the option to leverage state agency purchasing for digital instructional materials.

Oklahoma districts have the option to purchase digital instructional materials in collaboration with non-profits.

Funding for Devices

Oklahoma 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

Oklahoma has a funding stream to purchase digital instructional materials for special purposes.

LEAs receive funding for SPED and ELL and can choose to purchase digital devices.

Digital Learning Resources

Content Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

Oklahoma 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

Oklahoma 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

Oklahoma does not develop open educational resources.

Oklahoma recommends/endorses open educational resources.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

Oklahoma has a review process specific to digital instructional materials.

Digital instructional materials are reviewed with the same process as print materials. The state does not currently have a process for reviewing digital instructional materials.

Open Educational Resources

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

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