Texas Education Code
Sec. § 31.002

In this chapter:


“Instructional material” means content that conveys the essential knowledge and skills of a subject in the public school curriculum through a medium or a combination of media for conveying information to a student. The term includes a book, supplementary materials, a combination of a book, workbook, and supplementary materials, computer software, magnetic media, DVD, CD-ROM, computer courseware, on-line services, or an electronic medium, or other means of conveying information to the student or otherwise contributing to the learning process through electronic means, including open education resource instructional material.


“Open education resource instructional material” means teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that allows for free use, reuse, modification, and sharing with others, including full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge. The term includes state-developed open education resource instructional material purchased under Subchapter B-1.


“Publisher” includes an on-line service or a developer or distributor of electronic instructional materials.


Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 6, Sec. 67(1), eff. July 19, 2011.


“Technological equipment” means hardware, a device, or equipment necessary for:


instructional use in the classroom, including to gain access to or enhance the use of electronic instructional materials; or


professional use by a classroom teacher.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 679 (H.B. 2488), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 6 (S.B. 6), Sec. 19, eff. July 19, 2011.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 6 (S.B. 6), Sec. 67(1), eff. July 19, 2011.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 581 (S.B. 810), Sec. 2, eff. June 9, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 942 (S.B. 1784), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2017.
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