A new Digital Learning Framework for primary and post-primary schools has been developed by the Department of Education and Skills was rolled out to all schools in Ireland during the 2018/2019 school year. In implementing the Digital Learning Framework, schools and teachers are given a structure that allows them to identify where they are on the journey towards embedding digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment and enable them to progress in that journey.
The Educational Research Centre (ERC) was then asked by the Department of Education and Skills to carry out an evaluation of the Digital Learning Framework (DLF). The evaluation uses a longitudinal design and runs from 2018-2022. The final report on the Digital Learning Framework trial evaluation was published on October 22, 2018. The report describes the progress, successes and challenges experienced by staff in the 48 primary and post-primary schools that took part.