Digital learning comprises the technology and teaching practices that use technology to enhance learning.
Digital learning includes a broad range of content and communication tools, curricular models, design strategies, and services that personalize instruction for students in blended and online learning environments. Evidence demonstrates active and adaptive learning has the potential to improve course outcomes and digital solutions lower the cost of course materials, particularly for poverty-affected students, and Black, Latino, and Indigenous students.
Through digital learning, faculty can adapt instruction to students’ needs and capabilities, promote active and collaborative learning, more easily support learners with timely feedback, and improve academic outcomes.
Digital learning expands opportunities for blended and online learning based on the people, processes, and technologies supporting students.
Content adoption, course development, and instructional design that uses high-quality digital tools, provides flexibility, and ensures accessibility across all learning environments.
Equitable and inclusive teaching practices that incorporate culturally-relevant pedagogies and employ high-quality digital tools to enhance learner interaction with instructors and peers.
Infrastructure and standardized practices that leverage high-quality digital tools and analytics to provide learners with timely and actionable feedback.
Measurement and systematic review of the efficacy of digital tools and teaching practices promotes continuous improvement of learner outcomes.