Release date: May 17, 2012
Digitally enhanced education - a broad term related to the use of technology in education - was identified
as one of three key aspects of California's innovation 'ecosystem' by CCST's multifaceted "Innovate
to Innovation" project, initiated in 2010. This project follows on a 2011 CCST white paper and a 2010 Innovate to
Innovation report on digital education, providing updated information on the rapidly evolving state of digital education in
California and the nation as a whole.
This project was prepared in two sections. Volume 1 examines digital education programs in California and related policy
discussions and assessments released during 2011-12. Volume 2 focuses on California education codes and policy
pertaining to digitally enhanced education.
Key recommendations - Volume 1:
Digitally enhanced education must be considered a core component of the education system, not a supplement to
Robust and comprehensive data collection and sharing must be a priority.
Public/private partnerships must be a core element of successful implementation.