Digital learning is a combination of technology and teaching. As a 21st century educator, you will have heard references to blended learning, flipped classrooms, gamification etc. But what does digital learning mean to you?
Here at Scholantis we see digital learning as a way to enhance classrooms rather than change them. It allows teachers to find the technology that best aids their way of teaching and will not be the same for every classroom or student. The reason we love this type of learning is that it promotes a more formative approach to assessment, where students are monitored through ongoing feedback and students can identify their strengths and weaknesses. It also means with digital learning tools like online portfolios, parents can be more involved in school life and take part in their child’s learning journey.
5 benefits of bringing digital learning into your schools:
- Personalized learning
The opportunity to help every student. Digital learning allows teachers to set different tasks within the classroom, without demanding too much of his/her time per student. This means that each student can work according to their own abilities – it allows for not only the personalization of resources, but also the learning experience itself.
- More opportunities
Richer resources, more collaboration, digitization of materials – students now have the opportunity to learn in ways that suit them and have access to a large number of free online resources and networks to keep them advancing. This is great for reducing costs and also gives them a chance to get creative!
- Increased engagement
Let’s face it, one of the main benefits of digital learning is simply that children find it fun! They aren’t bound to pen and paper anymore and are suddenly offered a more dynamic, interactive classroom to keep them engaged.
- Self assessment
Whether it’s a game to identify a skill gap, a written assessment like a blog to track their own progress, or maybe even an online presentation to showcase their work, digital learning allows students to constantly evaluate themselves. This gives them a sense of ownership and empowers students to take control of their own learning and set their own goals.
- Collaborative learning
Platforms like our Cloud CMS or Online Portfolios make it easy for teachers and students to collaborate. They can interact with parents more easily, they can chat online privately and they can even share resources with their learning communities, regardless of their location!
- Personalized learning
Digital Learning is different for every school, classroom, teacher and student. Remember for those new to digitized learning to start small, give plenty of breaks and communicate your goals. Finding the right technology can transform the way schools teach, learn and manage a student’s work in the classroom, so take your time to find out what works best for you and start your digital learning journey today!
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