Instructional Media and Technology Services

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What is Digital Learning?

Digital Learning is any instructional practice that is effectively using technology to strengthen the student learning experience. Digital learning encompasses a wide spectrum of tools and practice, including using online and formative assessment, increasing focus and quality of teaching resources and time, online content and courses, applications of technology in the classroom and school building, assistive technology for students with disabilities, hardware and software providing Universal Design for Learning (UDL), learning platforms, participating in professional communities of practice, providing access to high level and challenging content and instruction, and many other advancements technology provides to teaching and learning. (Alliance for Excellence in Education, 2013)

Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan

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Providing the vision for equitable, personalized and engaged digital learning for all students

"The skillful use of technology will have enormous payoffs in terms of every child’s readiness for further education and the workforce. Digital tools are essential to student learning, as they connect our efforts to identify what students should know and be able to do, as well as help students and educators assess progress toward achieving academic goals. To meet the needs of today's students - to ensure they are college and career ready in the modern world - we must be innovative in new student learning experiences, adopting technologies and instruction in ways that meaningfully engage the digital generation. This digital learning plan will serve as a blueprint to follow for schools and their partners, such as public libraries, community organizations, and local employers. It can help guide educators as they maximize the impact of their work, making learning more meaningful and relevant for students, as well as more accessible for economically disadvantaged students and more cost-effective for school districts." 

 

For questions about this information, contact Janice Mertes (608) 267-1054