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Digital Teaching Environment

Definition 

An online platform that creates an online classroom-like environment with features that allow students to find assignments, turn in work, see the assignments they are missing, and explore material.

Features 

  • Timely Support

Designer's Tips 

One of the most challenging aspects of launching a Mastery Learning System iis the steep learning curve for the adults in the program or school, particularly in the realm of technology integration. Digital Teaching Environments can be very engaging for students and teachers, while also providing a way to structure and support online interaction. At the same time, teachers who are unfamiliar with this way of teaching will need time to become comfortable and proficient. There are two different approaches to this: - Content-oriented learning environments (WISE, Discovery Education) or - Content-free (Blackboard, EdModo, Collaborize Classroom. Google Classroom provides a stripped down, affordable option)

Tips for a Short Implementation Time-Line 

If your timeline is short, this might be a tool to delay implementing, until some fo the other pieces of the program are in place.

Curated Resources: This collection of resources from the field includes models and exemplars, as well as “DIY” guidance to facilitate your exploration of this term. 

WISE: Web-based Inquiry Science Environment

Description 

WISE, which stands for Web-based Inquiry Science Environment, is a research-focused, open-source inquiry-based learning management system that includes a student learning environment, project authoring environment, grading tool, and user/course/content management tools. 

Resource Type 

  • Website

Publishing Organization 

Berkeley College

Type of Organization 

  • Non-Profit

Terms 

Blended Learning
Digital Teaching Environment
Learning Assets

Making Mastery Accessible: Guide to Selecting Learning Assets

Description 

Identifying or developing high-quality learning assets to support mastery learning remains challenging, particularly at the secondary level. This design guide is organized as a set of check-lists that can be used to evaluate the quality and appropriateness of online learning assets. Using the checklists will help you reflect on issues such as the appropriateness for your students' knowledge and skills, alignment with your school's competencies and standards, the existence of embedded formative and summative assessments, and the asset's progress tracking capabilities.

Authors 

Antonia Rudenstine

Resource Type 

  • Tool

Publishing Organization 

reDesign

Type of Organization 

  • reDesign

Terms 

Blended Learning
Playlist
Course Management System (CMS)
Digital Teaching Environment
Learning Assets
Learning Management System (LMS)
Scope and Sequence