Digital Learning

@Bugg Magnet Center for Design and Computer Sciences

- Alisa McCollum

What is digital learning?

As defined in Every Student Succeeds Act:

DIGITAL LEARNING.—The term ‘digital learning’ means any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience and encompasses a wide spectrum of tools and practices, including:

  1. Interactive learning resources, digital learning content (which may include openly licensed content), software, or simulations, that engage students in academic content;
  2. Access to online databases and other primary source documents;
  3. The use of data and information to personalize learning and provide targeted supplementary instruction;
  4. Online and computer-based assessments;
  5. Learning environments that allow for rich collaboration and communication, which may include student collaboration with content experts and peers;
  6. Hybrid or blended learning, which occurs under direct instructor supervision at a school or other location away from home and, at least in part, through online delivery of instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace.