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.