Digital Learning Collaborative
Description of Partnership
Indiana Online is the state affiliate for the Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC). The DLC is a membership group dedicated to exploring, producing, and disseminating data, information, news, and best practices in digital learning.
Our current members include school districts, intermediate units, public agencies, non-profit organizations, and companies.
The Collaborative activities are supported financially by annual membership fees paid by providers, depending on the type and size of the member organization, school districts, public agencies, and non-profit organizations. We accept foundations as members but do not seek nor accept foundation funding at levels higher than members.
The Evergreen Education Group manages the Collaborative. DLC members determine the topics that we explore, via monthly web meetings and individual discussions. Topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Best practices and strategies for success in a variety of online and blended learning settings (e.g., mainstream classrooms, alternative education, online schools, credit recovery programs)
- Honest explorations and analysis of challenges and pitfalls that have plagued digital learning
- Implementation case studies exploring the varied settings discussed above
- Discussion of successful online content and technology platforms supporting digital learning
- Identification of professional development needs for teachers and strategies for success
- Policy issues including state funding and accountability systems, which benefit or hinder best practices in supporting students
- Annual reports documenting key issues in digital learning, including growth and trends.
Digital Learning Collaborative members include schools, districts, state agencies, NGOs, companies, and individuals. Our Premium members set DLC strategy and direction, and serve as advisors for DLAC. State affiliate members serve as the DLC “voice” for their state. Standard organizational members and individual members take part in webinars, contribute blog posts, serve on the DLAC Program Committee, and generally support the DLC’s work.