Digital Learning within Libraries

Amy's Scrap Bag: A Blog About Libraries, Archives, and History

Wednesday (Feb. 5) is the third annual Digital Learning Day.  Last year  I wrote a bit about different types of digital learning libraries support:  products offered, training provided, and embedded librarianship.  I also drew comparisons of digital learning to digital literacy and wrote about my first experience with digital learning.  This year, I wanted to reiterate the importance of digital learning.

To recap, digital learning is:

Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. Much more than “online learning,” digital learning encompasses a wide spectrum of tools and practice, digital learning emphasizes high-quality instruction and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessment, opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere, and individualized instruction to ensure all students reach their full potential to succeed in college and a career. [source]

In our ever-growing dependence on technology, digital learning is going…

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