Technology Enhances Shift to Common Core

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

As Common Core implementation begins, education publishers are creating products that align with the standards and take advantage of technology that elicits student engagement.

“Technology, used effectively, can help all students meet and exceed the rigorous learning goals embedded in the Common Core by providing access to tools and resources that personalize instruction and creating rich, engaging and relevant learning environments,” according to a statement from the International Society for Technology in Education.

And such products offer transformation beyond the regular curriculum to personalized learning, with content that adapts in real time to individual learners. “The days of consuming content are over,” says Patricia Coryell, senior vice president of editorial publishing at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). “Moving forward, content is going to be ‘experienced’.”