4.1.b Equitable Use of Digital Learning Tools and Content

1b: Facilitate equitable use of digital learning tools and content that meet the needs of each learner. 

Technology has implemented a new form of learning in education, and digital learning tools and online schools have become a choice for many districts and students. In my post from September 2020, Accountability of Online Schools, I explored the accountability of schools in providing and implementing quality online education to students from K-12. I also investigate accountability systems and measurement of online schools to understand if digital learning tools and content meet the needs of students. 

Online learning requires teachers to deliver content and instruction through the internet, and students learn and demonstrate their academic performance through the internet. My post clearly shows that the current accountability system for online learning does not acknowledge or track student mobility nor reflect the quality of student learning experience. Leaders and policymakers review and facilitate changes to our current accountability system for schools with remote learning.