Superintendent’s Memo #312-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

November 16, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Digital Content, Online Learning, and Support Services

The 2012 Virginia General Assembly appropriated funds for the development of statewide digital content, online learning, and related support services through contracts with the Virginia Department of Education. The Virginia Department of Education has awarded a contract to Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. to develop eMediaVA, a digital media distribution platform. eMediaVA provides teachers and students a learning resource with digital learning objects, video, audio, and interactive and graphic elements all correlated to Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOL), and all available at no cost to every teacher and student in the Commonwealth.

Attachment A contains additional information on eMediaVA. If your schools are interested in obtaining an account or for more information, they should contact Angie Callahan by e-mail at angie.callahan@whro.org or by telephone at (757) 889-9407.

If you have questions, please contact Mark Saunders, educational technology specialist, by e-mail at mark.saunders@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 786-0307.

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Attachment:

  1. eMediaVA Information (PDF)