Development of an Open Digital Textbook: State of Maine Department of Education Request for Proposals (RFP 201105090)
Published:June 3, 2011
Title IID Enhancing Education Through Technology – Open Digital Textbook
The State of Maine, Department of Education is seeking proposals for the development of an open digital textbook to support the integration of technology in teaching and learning. The open digital textbook must be comprehensive enough to serve as a content area’s primary subject matter and redefine the traditional textbook for that subject matter at the identified grade level. This resource will leverage available and supported technology, through the Maine Learning Technology Initiative. In this context, an “open digital textbook” is a collection of digital educational content that is openly available over the Internet. It is licensed to allow duplication and distribution, in addition to modification of the content. It will include the necessary elements for successful implementation at the classroom level including alignment to standards, learning opportunities, instructional guidance, supporting materials, accessibility to all learners, and integration of technology.
For a copy of the detailed Request for Proposal (RFP), interested parties may contact Department of Education, Attn: Abigail Manahan, Burton M. Cross Building, 5th floor, 23 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
Download the Request for Proposal and application package
A Bidders Conference is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 1:00 PM via webinar.
Completed Proposal must be delivered no later than 2:00 PM Local Time, July 15, 2011, delivered to the Division of Purchases, Burton Cross Building, 4th Floor, 111 Sewall Street, 9 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0009. Proposals must be labeled with the RFP number and title.