• Digital transition is the process of gradually moving away from a teacher-centered environment to a learning-centered environment.

    Digital Transition Cycle

    Technology is not the focus, but rather the vehicle that enhances and extends this transition. The epic-ed community is designed to empower educators such as administrators, teachers, instructional technology facilitators, and chief technology officers as they make this transition in their schools and districts.

    Community resources are organized around a process for planning and implementing technology-enabled environments like 1:1 computing, BYOT, and ubiquitous computing. Events, resources, discussions, and news are aggregated on the site around three main phases of planning and implementing technology-enabled environments: vision, planning, and implementation, with assessment integrated as an ongoing, formative and summative process. Community members can integrate into the community at any time to identify resources, discussions, and events to suit their current needs.

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    What does epic-ed offer me?

    Join the community. Click on the Login/Register link at the top of the site to join the community and create a member profile. Being a member of the community enables you to contribute to community discussions and resources, connect with community members, and deepend your understanding of digital transition.

    Get answers to questions about digital transition. Share your questions related to digital transition in the Discussions area to get advice from educators around the nation who have experience in this work. Participate in epic’s Teacher Feature Fridays, a bi-weekly discussions on current or hot topic issues and challenges in today’s classrooms.

    Track your progress in digital transition. Identify your current position in the Digital Transition Cycle and use epic-ed’s research-based “Featured Tools”* to help you plan your initiative and track your progress. You can access them from the Digital Transition Cycle graphic and the Resources sub menu on the home page.

    Browse school and district profiles and make contacts with experienced educators Use the School/District Profile feature to locate schools and districts similar to yours who have made progress in digital transition. For example, filter the database of districts based on demographics like urban/rural, small/large, etc. See their profiles and learn from their successes and challenges. Directly connect to get first-hand information and advice.

    Download free resources to support your digital transition. Whether you are look for frameworks for planning, sample AUPs, or simply tips for classroom management, our Resources section offers an expansive repository of carefully targeted resources to support digital transition. Additionally, we invite you to share your proven resources and tools.

    Participate in live events. Guest speakers and panelists offer real-time insight into topics like mobile computing, BYOT, network security, and pedagogical shifts in teaching and learning as publicized through our Events calendar. During these web conferences you can ask questions of presenters, see examples, and receive free resources to support the event topic. All live events will be archived for future viewing. You can also receive information about related events sponsored by other online communities.

    *We thank the following funding partners for their generous support for the development and ongoing improvement of the Digital Transition Cycle planning, implementation and evaluation tools.
    Community Mission

    This national online community of practice (OCoP) will provide a dynamic environment for educators to collaborate, share their expertise, and have access to resources to strengthen their ability to plan, implement, and sustain technology-enabled learning initiatives.

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