Digital learning

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Digital learning is any type of learning that is accompanied by technology or by instructional practice that makes effective use of technology. It encompasses the application of a wide spectrum of practices including: blended and virtual learning.[1]

Digital Learning is sometimes confused with online learning or e-learning, digital learning encompasses the aforementioned concepts.

A digital learning strategy may include any of or a combination of any of the following:

  • adaptive learning
  • badging and gamification
  • blended learning
  • classroom technologies
  • e-textbooks
  • learning analytics
  • learning objects
  • mobile learning e.g. Mobile Phones, Laptops, Computers, iPads.
  • personalized learning
  • online learning (or e-learning)
  • open educational resources (OERs)
  • technology-enhanced teaching and learning
  • virtual reality
  • augmented reality

Through the use of mobile technologies, digital learning can be used whilst travelling as mobile technologies gives us this advantage.

Pedagogies that incorporate digital learning[edit]

Digital learning is meant to enhance the learning experience rather than replace traditional methods altogether. Listed below are common pedagogies, or practices of teaching, that combine technology and learning:[2]

Digital learning tools and resources[edit]

There are a plethora of tools and resources online (many that are free) that can be used to create and enhance a digital learning environment. Listed below are resources and tools 21st century teachers can use for digital learning[3]:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Teaching with Digital Technologies". Retrieved 2017-06-18.
  2. ^ "Digital Learning: Data, Trends, and Strategies You Need to Know". Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  3. ^ TeachThought. "9 Digital Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able to Use".