A Learning Environment is an ecosystem of people, values, practices, content, physical spaces and technology. It is the classroom, lab, online spaces, and library; the teachers and students; the course curriculum and materials; the learning activities; and the integrated tools and devices; all of which are essential for learning, communication, and collaboration.
The learning environment is becoming increasingly digital as technology resources help extend and individualize learning. One of the hallmarks of a Digital Learning Environment is that it can provide the instructor and students with access to a collection of resources to customize their approach to teaching and learning. Understanding how to best integrate those resources for your own teaching is at the heart of the DLE.
What’s a DLE?
A Digital Learning Environment is the collection of resources instructors can use to customize their approach to teaching and learning with technology.