A big impact of the pandemic over the last two years has been the rapid adoption of digital learning tools and approaches. School districts have continued to leverage these tools but at a slightly lower rate than in the previous year, according to the results of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s 2021-22 Digital Learning Survey.
In the fifth year of the survey, results reflect data from around 90 percent of Wisconsin’s districts. With an increase in technology use over the last few years, schools have also been increasing instruction to support this use. Over 90 percent of districts that responded to the survey report that they provide instruction in computer literacy, digital citizenship, and information literacy.
Many districts also report using a variety of digital tools and resources to support digital learning during the 2021-22 school year. For example, 98 percent of Wisconsin districts report using Google for Education in their schools for collaboration and productivity for the second year in a row. Ninety-four percent of districts said they use a digital classroom platform or learning management system, while 82 percent of districts said they are currently using some form of virtual, digital learning in their schools.
Results are broken out by state, CESA, and district size. Helpful graphs visualize a cross-section of the data. Districts were emailed their individual results after completing the survey. The goal of the survey is to identify longitudinal trends in districts across the state and to help paint a picture of the state of digital learning in Wisconsin to inform current and future planning and programming.
Check out the results and learn more about the state of digital learning in Wisconsin on the 2021-22 Wisconsin Digital Learning Survey Results webpage.