Technology in Education

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Virginia is consistently recognized as a national leader in the use of technology to expand student opportunities. Educational technology is an important tool in instruction, student learning and student assessments.

Digital Learning & Innovations

VDOE promotes, fosters and develops strategies, solutions and policies that support innovation in digital learning, student achievement and school and community partnerships by:

  • Assisting in shaping legislation, regulations, and policies to encourage and support educational innovations
  • Identifying policies and procedures that impact or impede digital or e-learning innovation
  • Overseeing implementation of Virtual Virginia and developing strategies for expanding the digital learning opportunities available to public school students
  • Facilitating the design, development, and evaluation of innovative, technology-enhanced products and approaches that could be scaled in the future
  • Maintaining strategic partnerships with public, private, and nonprofit collaborators to accomplish the Commonwealth’s education priorities
  • Providing assistance to ensure that intellectual property generated through these or other agency activities are properly managed

Planning, Standards & Integration

To maximize the effective use of technology to improve instruction and student learning in the commonwealth, VDOE provides the following: