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<em>Digital Teaching Platforms: Customizing Classroom Learning for Each Student</em>

Digital Teaching Platforms: Customizing Classroom Learning for Each Student

Book, Teachers College Press

April 2012

Editors: Chris Dede, Faculty Affiliate, Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age, John Richards

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Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Cyber Security Project; Science, Technology, and Public Policy



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!


Praise for Digital Teaching Platforms:

"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


For more information about this publication please contact the STPP Web Manager at 617-496-1981.

For Academic Citation:

Dede, Chris and John Richards, eds. Digital Teaching Platforms: Customizing Classroom Learning for Each Student. New York, NY: Teachers College Press, April 2012.

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