According to the research group Project RED, schools that properly implement a digital learning environment outperform all other schools in measures such as reduced disciplinary action and dropout rates as well as increased high-stakes test scores and graduation rates. However, transitioning to digital learning creates several management challenges for districts. To help districts, itslearning has published a new e-book, “Building a Data-Informed Digital Ecosystem that Supports Educational Equity” to examine those challenges and show how an effective learning management system (LMS) can resolve them.
“Building a Data-Informed Digital Ecosystem” explores the elements that are essential for an effective enterprise LMS as well as the features that can help educators turn data into insights. The e-book uses real-world examples such as DeKalb County Public Schools in Georgia and the Houston Independent School District to show how an effective LMS can resolve challenges such as logging in and out of different platforms for different tasks and delivering customized learning driven by standards-based student performance data.
It also guides readers through the questions they need to ask themselves regarding the kinds of data that would improve teaching and learning outcomes. Finally, the e-book touches on how technology like the itslearning LMS can support compliance with the Every Student Succeeds Act.
“LMS technology has the potential to create educational equity by facilitating data-driven decision making and giving students access to the particular resources that each one needs to ensure post-graduation success,” said Arne Bergby, CEO of itslearning. “By its very design, it streamlines access to multiple sources of high quality content and resources by housing them in a central location and it facilitates alignment to standards, and generates reliable assessment data to support the instructional needs of every student, enabling educators to shrink equity and accessibility gaps.”
“Building a Data-Informed Digital Ecosystem that Supports Educational Equity” is available for download at https://itslearning.com/us/k-12/resources/dil-ebook/.