Publication Date: April 6, 2012
The Digital Teaching Platform (DTP) brings the power of interactive technology to teaching and learning in classrooms. In this authoritative book, top researchers in the field of learning science and educational technology examine the current state of design and research on DTPs, the principles for evaluating them, and their likely evolution as a dominant medium for educational improvement. The authors examine DTPs in light of contemporary classroom requirements, as well as current initiatives such as the Common Core State Standards, Race to the Top, and the 2010 National Educational Technology Plan.
This up-to-date volume shows how a fully fledged DTP supports classroom teachers with tools for:
Chris Dede is Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard Graduate School of Education. John Richards is founder and president of Consulting Services for Education, Inc. (CS4Ed) and adjunct professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education.
“This book should be of value to school leaders, policy makers, and educational researchers.”
“The signature contribution of Digital Teaching Platforms is a forceful argument for a new category of technology-mediated learning platforms.”
—Education Week BookMarks blog
“This remarkable collection will change the discourse on 21st-century education.”
—Roy Pea, Stanford University
“A must-read for those with a stake in education—and we all have a stake in education!”
—Don Knezek, CEO, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
“ Digital Teaching Platforms is an essential read for those who believe that education needs to be reimagined to prepare students for tomorrow. Dede and Richards provide a compelling collection of some of the best minds in education and education technology to describe how educators, policymakers, and the public should be thinking about these disruptive technologies that hold the promise of individualizing learning.”
—Keith R. Krueger, CEO, Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)