The Digital Learning and Technology Team provides leadership, service, and advocacy for equitable access to and effective use of information, resources, and instructional technology in Wisconsin PK-12 schools to ensure successful lifelong learning. The Team provides information and support to district administrators, educators, legislators, public interest groups, strategic partners, professional organizations, researchers, and media.
What is Digital Learning?
Digital learning encompasses a wide array of teaching and learning practices that use technology to enhance the educational process. It involves integrating digital tools, resources, and methodologies to facilitate and improve the learning experience. Digital learning can occur across various environments, including in traditional classrooms, online, or through blended models that combine both face-to-face and online elements. Some key aspects of digital learning include technology integration, personalized learning, interactive and engaging learning experiences, access to resources, collaboration, communication, data, analytics, flexibility, and skill development. Digital learning is continually evolving, driven by technological advancements and the changing needs of the educational landscape. It represents a shift from traditional educational models towards more dynamic, interactive, and student-centered approaches, preparing students for success in a digital world.
Future Ready Schools® Frameworks
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, in partnership with the American Institutes for Research (AIR), developed a research-based synthesis defining a set of policies and practices implemented by successful Future Ready district leaders. The characteristic of leadership described in this research is the backbone of the current Future Ready framework. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction supports the use of the All4Ed Future Ready® Frameworks and the Future Ready dashboard for Wisconsin School Districts.
Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative
The Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative (WDLC) is a partnership initiative that brings together the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the Wisconsin Virtual School (WVS), and the Wisconsin eSchool Network (WEN). This collaboration aims to support and enhance digital learning initiatives across K-12 schools in Wisconsin. The WDLC provides a comprehensive framework for districts to access high-quality digital learning opportunities, resources, and support services tailored to meet the diverse needs of students and educators.