Nasta_Specs_for_Web

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Dec 8, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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National Association of State Textbook Administrators

What are electronic instructional
materials?


On
-
line textbooks


E
-
books


Integrated Learning Systems


Skill building programs


Portals


Video


Software


PDAs


Other handheld devices


National/State Issues

Updates & Substitutions

Privacy

Contracts and Pricing

Quality & Instructional
Design

Reliability

Security

Accessibility

Technical Accessibility

Depositories

Reliability


Technical support


Warranty


Pro
-
rata refund of subscription fees for failure to perform


On
-
site servers


CDs and DVDs etc.

Security


Copyright violations


Unauthorized access


Hackers


Viruses

Accessibility


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)


Instructional Materials Accessibility Act
(IMAA)

ADA and IDEA establish the principal that people with
disabilities have the right to the same public
accommodations granted to those without disabilities.
These laws clearly call for students with disabilities to have
timely access to the same instructional materials that
students without disabilities have. IMAA will specify exactly
how we achieve equality in these accommodations.

Accessibilities Standards Organizations



W3C


World Wide Web Consortium

-
Develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software,
and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential


WAI


Web Accessibilities Initiative

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In coordination with organizations around the world, pursues accessibility
of the Web through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines,
tools, education and outreach, and research and development


DAISY Consortium

-
Digital Accessible Information System for Talking Books



Open

Ebook Forum

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An international trade and standards organization. Hardware and software
companies, publishers, authors, users of electronic books, and related
organizations whose common goals are to establish specifications and
standards for electronic publishing


CAST

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A not
-
for
-
profit organization that uses technology to expand

opportunities
for all people, especially those with disabilities (NIMAS)


Technical Accessibility



System Requirements


Processor speed


RAM


Bandwidth


Compatibility with assistive technologies


Braille reading technologies


Emerging Technologies


Interoperability


Two or more systems can exchange information directly
in a way that is satisfactory to the users


Fidelity

Updates and Substitutions


Updates and revisions


Assurance students will not access inappropriate
material


Right to terminate contract/services if updated
material is inappropriate


State substitution policies

Depositories


State laws requiring depository delivery


Role of depository?


Application Service Providers?

Privacy


COPPA

(Children's Online Privacy Protection Act )


FERPA

(Families Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974)


What information is being collected about students?


How it is used?


Who has access to it?


Is the information being transferred to third parties?

Contracts and Pricing



Existing models are for traditional printed materials and are generally
thought of as a one time expenditure every six years


Time factor, per student per year


Volume discounts


Most favored nations


Protection from losing pre
-
paid subscription fees if an online publisher
goes out of business

Quality & Instructional Design


Content must be aligned to State standards


Accurate, error free


No advertising


Non
-
bias


Current


Instructional Design

-
Does the product help lead students to
interaction, collaboration, inquiry, problem
solving, higher order thinking skills, mastery,
etc.?

Concerns


Accessibility for Students with Special Needs


Contracts and Pricing



Security, Reliability, Technical Accessibility and Infrastructure


Review Process


Instructional format


Dynamic medial updates



NASTA Technical Specs
Committee


Dan Blackwood

WV


Charlie Carraway Diane Vaccari

FL


Charlotte Hughes

NC


Marcie Coupel, Jackie Bobbett, Brenda Neff

LA


Linnie Lee

KY


Anita Givens

TX


1.

All content adheres to
current W3C guidelines.


2.

Content is IMS Content
Packaging Specification (at
least 1.0) conformant.


3.

All Content Is 508
Conformant.


4. All content follows the current
Web Accessibility Guidelines
(i.e., Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines [WCAG] 1.0).

5. Two
-
dimensional graphics
conform to current
Scalable
Vector Graphics (SVG) format.


6.
Rich media are provided in
the user’s choice of format, or the
source code is provided to enable
the user to convert the media to
the format of choice.


7.
Rich media are available in
low and high bandwidths.


8.
Copyrighted rich media and
images are protected by technology
that prevents them from being
downloaded, saved or copied by
students once they are placed in the
course.


9.
Multiple authentications are not
required for users to access content
through a secured Web site
(Learning Management System,
Content Management System, etc.).


10.
Coding will not disable LMS
features when the content is used.


11.
Content does not contain
code that limits full functionality
in other delivery environments,
such as cell phones and PDAs
.

12.
Content adopts a file naming
convention that is unique,
descriptive, meaningful and
consistently applied as it relates to
the organization of the content.


13.
Test/question item banks are
organized by the learning outcomes
they are intended to assess.


14.
Content maintains the
privacy of users, security of
information about users and
security of users’ content.


15.
Publisher provides the
ability for the institution to
archive user interactions,
usage logs, record of work
completed and performance.


16. At a minimum, technical
support is provided for system
technology administrators
during standard business
hours for the duration of the
license.