What is Digital Learning?

  • As defined in Every Student Succeeds Act: 

    “(3) 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—

    “(A) interactive learning resources, digital learning content (which may include openly licensed content), software, or simulations, that engage students in academic content;

    “(B) access to online databases and other primary source documents;

    “(C) the use of data and information to personalize learning and provide targeted supplementary instruction;

    “(D) online and computer-based assessments;

    “(E) learning environments that allow for rich collaboration and communication, which may include student collaboration with content experts and peers;

    “(F) 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.