Elements of Digital Learning

The Elements of Digital Learning were released on December 1 at Excellence
in Action National Summit on Education Reform 2010 in Washington DC.

View the full report here.

10 ELEMENTS OF HIGH QUALITY DIGITAL LEARNING

1. Student Eligibility: All students are digital learners.
Actions for lawmakers and policymakers:
• State ensures access to high quality digital content and online courses
to all students.
• State ensures access to high quality digital content and online courses
to students in K-12 at any time in their academic career.

2. Student Access: All students have access to high quality digital
content and online courses.
Actions for lawmakers and policymakers:
• State does not restrict access to high quality digital content and
online courses with policies such as class size ratios and caps on
enrollment or budget.
• State does not restrict access to high quality digital content and
online courses based on geography, such as school district, county, or
state.
• State requires students take high quality online college-or career-prep
courses to earn a high school diploma.

3. Personalized Learning: All students can customize their education using
digital content through an approved provider.
Actions for lawmakers and policymakers:
• State allows students to take online classes full-time, part-time or by
individual course.
• State allows students to enroll with multiple providers and blend online
courses with onsite learning.
• State allows rolling enrollment year round.
• State does not limit the number credits earned online.
• State does not limit provider options for delivering instruction.

4. Advancement: Students progress based on demonstrated competency.
Actions for lawmakers and policymakers:
• State requires matriculation based on demonstrated competency.
• State does not have a seat-time requirement for matriculation.
• State provides assessments when students are ready to complete the
course or unit.

5. Content: Digital content, instructional materials, and online and
blended learning courses are high quality.
Actions for lawmakers and policymakers:
• State requires digital content and online and blended learning courses
to be aligned with state standards or common core standards where
applicable.

6. Instruction: Digital instruction and teachers are high quality.
Actions for lawmakers and policymakers:
• State provides alternative certification routes, including online
instruction and performance-based certification.
• State provides certification reciprocity for online instructors
certified by another state.
• State creates the opportunity for multi-location instruction.
• State encourages post-secondary institutions with teacher preparation
programs to offer targeted digital instruction training.
• State ensures that teachers have professional development or training to
better utilize technology and before teaching an online or blended
learning course.

7. Providers: All students have access to multiple high quality providers.
Actions for lawmakers and policymakers:
• State has an open, transparent, expeditious approval process for digital
learning providers.
• State provides students with access to multiple approved providers
including public, private and nonprofit.
• States treat all approved education providers- public, chartered and
private – equally.
• State provides all students with access to all approved providers.
• State has no administrative requirements that would unnecessarily limit
participation of high quality providers (e.g. office location).
• State provides easy-to-understand information about digital learning,
including programs, content, courses, tutors, and other digital resources,
to students.

8. Assessment and Accountability: Student learning is the metric for
evaluating the quality of content and instruction.
Actions for lawmakers and policymakers:
• State administers assessments digitally.
• State ensures a digital formative assessment system.
• State evaluates the quality of content and courses predominately based
on student learning data.
• State evaluates the effectiveness of teachers based, in part, on student
learning data.
• State holds schools and providers accountable for achievement and growth.

9. Funding: Funding creates incentives for performance, options and
innovation.
Actions for lawmakers and policymakers:
• State funding model pays providers in installments that incentivize
completion and achievement.
• State allows for digital content to be acquired through instructional
material budgets and does not discourage digital content with print
adoption practices.
• State funding allows customization of education including choice of
providers.

10. Delivery: Infrastructure supports digital learning.
Actions for lawmakers and policymakers:
• State is replacing textbooks with digital content, including interactive
and adaptive multimedia.
• State ensures high-speed broadband Internet access for public school
teachers and students.
• State ensures all public school students and teachers have Internet
access devices.
• State uses purchasing power to negotiate lower cost licenses and
contracts for digital content and online courses.
• State ensures local and state data systems and related applications are
updated and robust to inform longitudinal management decisions,
accountability and instruction.


Fanky Christian
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