Join students and educators nationwide in the first annual Digital Learning Day! Digital learning is all about using technology to enhance the students’ learning experience. According to www.digitallearningday.org, “digital learning encompasses a wide spectrum of tools and practices, including using online and formative assessment, increasing focus and quality of teaching resources and time, online content and courses, applications of technology in the classroom and school building, adaptive software for students with special needs, learning platforms, participating in professional communities of practice, providing access to high-level and challenging content and instruction, and many other advancements technology provides to teaching and learning. ”
Gaining in popularity today is the use of blended learning, which keeps students on their toes through a combination of traditional classroom based instruction and online delivery. In a world where students of all ages are so adept with the latest technology it’s important to keep their learning environment up to speed. School shouldn’t feel like taking a step back in time, rather it should push the frontier of teaching methods and enhance any learning experience with dynamic instruction, animation, global discussion forums, and so much more.
There are lots of ways to participate in Digital Learning Day 2012. The first step is to visit www.digitallearningday.org and check out one of the webcasts that will be offered throughout the day. Then, browse the events page to find out what’s going on nationally, at the state and local level, and of course, online.
Also, please stay tuned for announcements from GEF in the coming weeks regarding the launch of our newest online sustainability focused courses! Building on the success of our first course, Sustainability Concepts and Teaching Methods, we will be rolling out a series of online, self-paced sustainability courses that will provide the skills and knowledge to integrate sustainability concepts and practices into your own discipline.