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Digital Teaching Platforms
Customizing Classroom Learning for Each Student

Chris Dede and John Richards, Editors
Technology & Education, Connections (TEC)
Pub Date: April 2012, 240 pages

Paperback: $34.95, ISBN: 0807753165
Cloth: $68.00, ISBN: 0807753173
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“This thoughtful and thorough work provides tremendous insight into the history, current state of the art, and powerful potential of the evolving world of Digital Teaching Platforms. Clearly, DTPs offer empowering alternatives to the traditional and isolated teaching and learning environments most of us experienced. This book is 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)

“In their remarkable collection, Dede and Richards illuminate a powerful category of educational technologies in the emerging world of pervasive 1:1 computing. This book will change the discourse on 21st century education.”
Roy Pea, David Jacks Professor of Education and Learning Sciences, Stanford University

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:

  • Creating lessons and assignments.
  • Displaying and evaluating student work.
  • Generating student progress reports.
  • Managing group discussions and activities.
  • And more!

Contributors: Becky Bordelon, Jere Confrey, Michele Bennett Decoteauis, Arthur Graesser, Thomas Greaves, Cristina L. Heffernan, Neil T. Heffernan, Stephen J. Hegedus, Marcia C. Linn, Alan Maloney, Danielle McNamara, Matthew Militello, Saul Rockman, Jeremy Roschelle, Michael Russell, Brianna Scott, Joseph Walters, and Dovi Weiss

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.

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