February 1 Designated as Digital Learning Day; February as Digital Learning Month in Ohio
Release date: 2/1/2012
ODE will also use Digital Learning Month to launch the Ohio Teacher’s Homeroom page on Facebook. “Liking” the page will allow teachers to receive the daily digital learning updates throughout February and other valuable updates and resources from ODE throughout the year. Twitter users can get the daily resources at www.twitter.com/OHEducation or with the #DLMonth hashtag.
Digital learning is any instructional practice that is effectively using technology to strengthen students’ learning experience with high level and lower cost content and instruction, including use of online testing, increased focus on and quality of teaching resources and time, provision of online content and courses, application of real world technology in the classroom and school building, and use of adaptive software for students with special needs.
Digital Learning Month partners include eTech Ohio, INFOhio, provider of library automation software to more than 80 percent of Ohio school districts, and KnowledgeWorks, a Cincinnati-based social enterprise that supports innovative education initiatives.