Nearly all states with textbook adoption policies now include software, digital content, and other technology-based media in their definitions of "instructional materials," according to a recent survey by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). But only a third have updated their submission or review processes to account for unique technology issues not otherwise faced with printed textbooks.

The survey's results come almost a year after the SIIA launched a campaign to get states to update their archaic textbook adoption policies to accommodate digital resources (See "SIIA: Revise archaic textbook adoptions.")

Mark Schneiderman,...

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