North Carolina Digital Learning Initiative

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


North Carolina Digital Learning Plan


The detailed NC Digital Learning Plan (DLP), published September 2015, articulates specific and actionable recommendations for State-level leadership in supporting local education agencies and all public schools in transitioning to digital learning.

Plan Summary

August 31, 2015
This document contains a summary of the findings and recommendations in the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan.

Detailed Plan 

September 14, 2015
This report details the recommendations of the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan.

Supporting Documents

2017 Legislative Update – School Connectivity Initiative

December 17, 2016
The School Connectivity Initiative, launched in 2006, provides sustainable Internet access and network support to all LEAs and charter schools. This report provides a summary of 2016 accomplishments, a financial summary, capacity and usage summary, considerations for 2017, and appendices containing detailed supporting data.

Preliminary Recommendations to Inform State Policy Decisions

January 15, 2015
The recommendations provided in this document are intended to inform near-term actions by State policymakers to jump-start the statewide transition to digital learning, including recommendations for funding considerations during the 2015 legislative session.

Wireless Infrastructure Plan

September 22, 2014
The goal of this Wireless Infrastructure Plan is to provide a roadmap that outfits every school with the internal network required to support the full use of digital tools and resources within all classrooms and other spaces in which teaching and learning takes place.

Policy Brief

June 1, 2014
The Policy Brief summarizes the rationale for the plan, North Carolina’s progress on the transition to digital learning, relevant recent Legislative and State Board of Education actions and the key elements of the K-12 digital learning transition.