October 2020: The Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC) – which launched just two years ago in Colorado, USA- is now extending and expanding its resources within the organisation to help share best practices and fresh materials across its membership.
The DLC’s membership is open to education, learning and training professionals. But now, it is also expanding its membership in response to how online and digital learning is affecting almost all aspects of corporate as well as academic life.
The Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC) was established originally by the Evergreen Education Group, in response to the growing need for leaning orgs and institutions to share information and best practices across a broad range of K-12 online, blended, and hybrid learning topics.
Supporting membership for education professionals
Now the DLC is open to supporting the membership, and subsequent learning and professional development opportunities, for individual educators, schools and districts, NGOs, agencies, and companies.
The “new normal” (which Chief Learning Magazine will be exploring more fully as the debut to its Futures series) has made remote and distance learning part of the common conversation – the ways that we learn have adapted to the ways that we work, especially in the recent age of the Covid-19 pandemic, forcing millions of people to learn and study from home.
The Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC), as well as widening the scope of its membership base to all levels of educators from an array of industries, is also offering much-needed professional development for teachers who are shifting to remote learning.
The DLC will also be offering a seminar series on this modality for school leaders, to support both their knowledge and practice during the remote-learning paradigm shift.
Bio from the press release:
About the DLC and Evergreen Education Group
“Evergreen Education Group is a digital learning research and advisory company and has been widely recognized as a leading authority for market and policy intelligence in the K-12 digital learning field. We deliver digital learning-related insight to the industry and are the publishers of national reports on the digital learning landscape, state-level reports, and the landmark Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning series. Evergreen is a valuable partner to schools and districts, legislators, state boards of education, state education agencies, non-profit organizations, publishers and many companies serving the K-12 education industry. Educational leaders and legislators use our policy, best practices and market insights to keep abreast of latest developments in the field so they can make well-informed decisions about digital learning in schools. University researchers, state and district planners, foundations, and education companies use our data and recommendations in their strategic planning and operations. Evergreen was founded in 2000 and is based in Colorado.”
“The Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC) is a membership organization dedicated to exploring, producing, and disseminating data, information, news, and best practices in digital learning.
It holds events including the Digital Learning Annual Conference (DLAC), provides professional learning for teachers and school leaders, publishes reports including our Digital Learning Annual Snapshot, and offers benefits to the districts, intermediate units, public agencies, non-profit organizations, and companies that are DLC members. The DLC works in a variety of online and blended learning settings (e.g., mainstream classrooms, alternative education, online schools, credit recovery programs), and provides opportunities for educators, policymakers, and members of the media. The Evergreen Education Group manages the Collaborative.”
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