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CoSN Releases New EdTechNext Report on eContent

Posted Jun 17, 2011
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The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has released an EdTechNext Report, titled "eContent - The Accelerating Shift from Print to Digital," which explores the transformative role of eContent in today's K-12 classroom. The report also examines its educational impact and highlights how one school district has successfully leveraged eContent and mobile device strategies.

Education technology leaders seeking how to strategically utilize eContent will find this report valuable. The latest in CoSN's EdTechNext series, the report is a resource that outlines new ideas for education leaders to help them effectively integrate eContent into schools, and is part of CoSN's efforts to advance thought leadership on this issue.

The report details the benefits of eContent, including increasing student engagement, achievement and the use of cloud computing, as well as helping district leaders to mitigate the impact of budget constraints. According to the report, budgets can be better managed if districts take simple measures such as expanding the use of free and credible digital resources and creating more engaging learning environments.

The CoSN report also provides technical and educational considerations for education technology leaders to help them develop an effective eContent plan. For example, district leaders must identify the most appropriate technologies and implement proper protocol to ensure content accuracy, credibility and state or district approval. In addition, the report provides industry perspectives on eContent and how eContent is reshaping teaching and learning.

CoSN's EdTechNext Reports are a series of "mini-reports" developed to keep educators up-to-speed on the latest trends in educational technology. They provide a brief introduction to new and emerging technologies and insight on their educational value. CoSN's EdTechNext Reports are only available to members of CoSN. To learn more about the reports or to become a member of CoSN, visit www.cosn.org.

Source: CoSN, www.cosn.org


 
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