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Digital Learning Now!

Published: December 2010

Publisher(s): Foundation for Excellence in Education

Funder(s): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

View Report (20 pages; 930KB; PDF)

Area of Focus: Digital Learning; Educational Standards


This report outlines the potential of digital learning to facilitate student achievement using such techniques as student access and personalized learning, as well as discusses the policy actions for these techniques.

Key Findings and/or Recommendations

+Advantages of digital learning include personalized education so students can learn on their own and equal access to foreign language, math, and science courses for students in rural and inner city environments.

=In the United States, an increasing number of K-12 schools are successfully incorporating digital learning techniques, including online and media devices, to facilitate learning.

=The Digital Learning Council has recommended that law- and policymakers foster customized education techniques for all students that includes technology-enhanced learning in traditional schools, online and virtual learning, and blended learning that combines online and onsite learning.

Geographic Focus: National

Subjects/Keywords: Elementary and Secondary Education; Science/Technology, Internet; Elementary and Secondary Education, School Reform

+ Successful strategy
= Observation
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