Last Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through the Use of Digital Technology: A Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy for Scotland

What is this?

​A national strategy that aims to ensure that digital technologies can support improvements in learning outcomes for all learners.

Who is this for?

​Senior leaders at every level within the system; classroom teachers and practitioners; educators with an interest in digital technologies.

How to use this self-evaluation approach to improve practice

The strategy sets out a series of actions to be delivered at a national level under each objective in collaboration with local authority and school leaders, teachers and national teaching bodies; and these national level actions form the main focus of this document. This strategy also sets out a number of expectations of local authorities and education establishments.

Improvement questions

  • What kind of audits of teacher skills and knowledge in relation to digital technologies do you carry out in your school and how do these influence your approach to the professional development of your staff?
  • To what extent are you aware of and do you use online professional learning communities to support your development of technologies that support learning?
  • In what ways could you collaborate with other schools to identify the enablers and barriers to the use of digital technologies in the classroom?
  • How we can ensure that the use of digital technology is a central consideration in the planning and delivery of any learning and teaching across Curriculum for Excellence.
  • To what extent are you aware of the digital strategies developed by other local authorities and how these can influence your planning?

Self-evaluation approach

Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through the Use of Digital Technology

​How to use this self-evaluation approach to improve practice

This strategy aims to improve the current situation by creating the conditions to allow all of Scotland's educators, learners and parents to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technology in order to raise attainment, ambition and opportunities for all.

It sets out a series of national actions and local expectations structured around four essential and interrelated objectives:

  • Develop the skills and confidence of teachers;
  • Improve access to digital technology for all learners;
  • Ensure that digital technology is a central consideration in all areas of curriculum and assessment delivery;
  • Empower leaders of change to drive innovation and investment in digital technology for learning and teaching