Digital learning requires very different tools and resources than traditional learning. Curriculum resources are no longer static pages, but instead provide interactive, multimedia learning experiences, with embedded assessments of progress and personalized paths to learning. While there has been some progress statewide, most districts rate themselves at the early or early developing stage of progress in the use of digital content and instruction. While, on average, districts rated themselves as more advanced on their use of
data and assessment, most see the need for further progress in those areas as well.

Content and Instruction Self-Assessment Ratings by LEA

Content and Instruction Self-Assessment Ratings by LEA

Recommendations

Goals

Establish standards, review processes, and collaborative procurement for digital learning resources. Standards address curriculum content, personalized learning approaches, effective uses of technology, and technical requirements. High-quality, personalized, interactive digital learning resources are available to all students. Effective systems are in place for teachers to select, create, organize, share, review, and use digital learning resources and curricula.
Support the use and sharing of high-quality open educational resources and teacher-created resources. The cost of educational resources is reduced while maintaining quality and alignment with the North Carolina curriculum standards.
Provide digital tools that enable educators to use student data to improve teaching and learning. All teachers use assessment data that enables them to personalize instruction and increase student achievement.
Update Home Base tools and support systems to further meet the needs of educators, students, and parents. Home Base use increases significantly. Teachers, students, and parents rate highly the value of Home Base.

Supporting Documents

Selecting Digital Education Content: A Guide for North Carolina Schools and Districts