Digital learning is –
- Personal and flexible designed to meet the needs of the student
- Program that allows students to work at their own pace, according to their competency and mastery levels
- Environment that allows anytime, anywhere learning
- Atmosphere that promotes sharing and collaboration
- Approach that appeals the techno-savvy learners
Components of a virtual center are courses, video lectures, career tests, activity sheets, worksheets, and Learning Management System (or LMS) that are presented virtually so that students can access the resources and tools any time, any where.
Digital Learning Principles
Here are digital learning principles -
- Awareness of the Generations
Awareness of the generations is necessary to engage, connect, and network with students.
- Substitution Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition (SAMR)
SAMR, a model designed to help educators integrate technology into teaching and learning , was developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura. The SAMR model helps teachers design, develop, and integrate technology and digital learning.
- Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)
TPACK describes the three primary forms of knowledge: Content (CK), Pedagogy (PK), and Technology (TK).
- Flipped Learning
In a flipped classroom, educators deliver online instruction/ counseling/ advising instead of traditional teaching methods.
- Learning Management System
Learning Management System (or LMS) is –
- A software package, that manages and deliveries of information, content, and resources to students
- Web-based to facilitate “anytime, anywhere” access to learning tools and resources
- Social Media
Social Media Tools are used to engage, connect, and network with students and employers.