Digital learning is an instructional practice that ultimately helps students. It makes use of a broad range of technology-enhanced educational strategies. It includes blended learning, flipped learning, personalized learning, and other strategies that rely on digital tools to a small or large degree.
While people often think of digital learning as just the use of digital tools in the classroom, I’d argue that oversimplifies it and fails to capture the purpose of the concept. Digital learning is meant to enhance learning, not simply continue it via a digital means.
In fact, the data suggests that merely providing students with access to devices doesn’t necessarily lead to better outcomes. But the thoughtful integration of technology to enable students to actively engage with ideas and their peers does enhance the learning experience. It’s a nuanced and strategic challenge that grapples with countless tangible and abstract variables—devices, software, classroom practices, professional development, and collaboration among the many stakeholders just to name a few.
What the Data Says About Digital Learning—A Study of 16,906 Education Professionals
If you haven’t heard yet, Schoology conducted a landmark K-12 study called The State of Digital Learning. It’s a general study via survey that included 16,906 teachers and administrators—nearly 97% of which were from the United States.
Read more : Lauren Davis : Ed Tech Editor : Posted in Evolving Ed : 06 February 2020