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Reading Applications for DRM-Protected eBooks

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Most major publishers require that digital formats of their titles be protected by digital rights management (DRM) when they’re distributed to readers.  K12 Student Direct utilizes the industry standard, Adobe DRM, when protecting EPUBs and PDFs on behalf of publishers. We’ve compiled a list of applications which are compatible with DRM and outlined their features so that you can take full-advantage of using a non-proprietary format.

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Super-Smooth Guide to Integrating Digital Learning (Part Three: Best Practice Wrap Up and Getting Everyone on Board)

Admin-UserSo far in our series on best practices to implement a digital curriculum, we have covered what to look for in the features of a digital product, and how to predict success based on the needs of the school community. In this wrap-up post coinciding with Digital Learning Day, we will emphasize the importance of establishing proper groundwork for a digital transition as well as communicating to help set the expectations of faculty, students, and parents.

Consider possible obstacles

Looking out for potential glitches before implementing a new program shouldn’t only apply to technology; schools should do the same analysis with their human assets: the community.

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Super-Smooth Guide to Integrating Digital Learning (Part Two: Outline Your Objectives)

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In our last post, we outlined the different types of eBooks that schools might be interested in, and how their variable access and compatibility standards need to be accounted for in order to ensure a successful implementation.

Now we are going to look at another aspect of planning a product adoption: prioritizing your objectives.

Since different products offer different strengths, this method will help you see where a product aligns with your expectations. Consider which of the following advantages is most important to your school:

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Super-Smooth Guide to Integrating Digital Learning (Part One: Understanding the Digital Books Landscape)

Digital books are an exciting technology within a rapidly growing field, but they can still present schools with problems when first being integrated into the curriculum.

In our experience, the right planning will minimize or eliminate these hurdles, and it’s important to plan for the limitations of the technology as well as potential hangups in your particular school community.

This series of posts, leading up to Digital Learning Day 2015, will discuss best practices for integrating new digital learning tools into the classroom, starting with this post as an examination of the current state of digital books, then, subsequently, with an outline of steps to prepare your school for the transition to digital.

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