North Carolina Digital Learning Dashboard

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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The NC Digital Learning Data Dashboard serves as a public, interactive, web-based tool that displays data to demonstrate statewide progress in digital learning. The Dashboard was created to support the continuous improvement legislative funding priority for the state's digital learning efforts and is aligned to the funding priorities for the Digital Learning Initiative. This Dashboard contains district and school performance indicators from the 2016 NC DLMI Survey, 2016 Teacher Working Conditions Survey, 2016 e-rate filings, an inventory of the NC Learning Object Repository, and additional data from the NC Department of Public Instruction.

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Coordinate the implementation of professional learning programs that support teachers and school administrators in transitioning to digital-age learning.

Professional development on digital learning is offered in almost all school districts in North Carolina. Still, over half of teachers indicate that they need more training on integrating technology into instruction, and a small, but growing, share of administrators are participating in the cutting edge professional learning training provided by the NC Department of Public Instruction and the Friday Institute.

Manage statewide cooperative purchasing of content, including statewide shared resources for teachers to use for lesson planning and formative student assessments.

To date, no direct data on cooperative purchasing of content is available. The data points below provide insights on how schools and districts access and support digital content. Four-fifths of schools use a learning management system and nearly all obtain digital content from NCVPS and community colleges. Nearly all school districts use either locally created or purchased digital content. The majority use partner resources, online course material, and open educational resources.

Develop infrastructure maintenance and support protocols.

To support digital teaching and learning, schools and districts need sufficient personnel and infrastructure. Over half of school districts have at least a technology director, and most have at least one district-level technology specialist; however, 14 school districts have zero full-time dedicated digital technology specialists and the technicians who support the schools are responsible for thousands of devices each. Laptops and tablets are used about equally in the 41 percent of schools that provide devices to students. Most schools have sufficient internet access speeds.

Modify and update State policies to provide the support and flexibility necessary for local digital learning innovation.

School districts have flexibility on how to implement their digital learning efforts. Districts have between zero and six policies related to digital learning, and nearly three-quarters of districts explicitly incorporate digital learning into their strategic plan. The NC Digital Learning plan recommends that schools should have both an instructional technology facilitator and school library media coordinator; however, only ⅕ have both of these positions. Most schools have a digital teaching and learning decision making structure and most districts implement programs to sustain their technology programs.

Develop and maintain a continuous improvement process.

Fiber internet coverage is present in almost every school in North Carolina, most have a learning management system, and over half provide devices or allow students to use their own in class; however, the transition to digital teaching and learning is incomplete. For example, many districts do not yet have the personnel they need to transition fully to digital learning. Each of the dashboard pages demonstrates the current progress towards digital learning goals.

NC DLI Continuous Improvement Timeline: August 2016: September-Nov 2016: Share w/ Stakeholders; Design 2.0 Draft w/ Updated Data; Jan-April 2017: Share w/ Stakeholders and Revise 2.0 Draft; May 2017: Disseminate Dashboard 2.0