By: Lucy Flores
What’s in a name? Digital. Virtual. Blended. e-Learning. Technology. Online.
“Digital learning” refers to “any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience and encompasses a wide spectrum of tools and practices” (Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), 2015, p. 1969). These include:
(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; and
(g) access to online course opportunities for students in rural or remote areas. (p. 1969)
If you have skills in providing any of the above, consider collaborating with Kaisipan, Inc., a Florida based non-profit organization whose mission is to provide digital capabilities for all Filipino educators and learners. Check it out on http://www.kaisipan.org or contact Lucy Flores, Kaisipan Board Member (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kaisipan! Your Digital Capabilities Home.
Transforming learning and teaching towards humanizing learners’ life.
Maria Beebe, Founder/President