digiLEARN: Digital Learning Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating digital learning for all ages with a goal of increasing personal learning options for students and expanding instructional opportunities for teachers and instructors. In addition, digiLEARN focuses on cultivating an innovative economy for education technology start-ups and entrepreneurs. digiLEARN brings together educators, entrepreneurs, policymakers and other thought leaders as it works toward a future-defining educational system fueled by an integrated and innovative digital culture that prepares all learners—and our nation—to flourish in an increasingly technology-driven world. digiLEARN was founded and is chaired by former North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue, with former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer serving as vice chair.
Since 2016-17, The FIRE Team has worked closely with digiLEARN to design and ongoing annual and semi-annual evaluations of the program. The unique, small-scale evaluation is guided by just-in-time evaluation methods aimed at providing information at critical times, and developmental evaluation methods aimed at providing information that might result in changes to model itself. The digiLEARN annual evaluations have produced logic models guiding digiLEARN’s Digital Scholars teacher leadership program, and important findings about the successes and areas for growth in the program.