Digital Curricula Evolving

This special report is the latest installment in an ongoing series about how online education is changing teaching and learning and the development of curricula. It examines how technological trends are transforming the role of the teacher, pressuring education schools to modernize, putting a greater emphasis on quality content, and reimagining K-12 learning environments. It was produced with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Education Week had sole editorial control over the content of this report.


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Interactive tools and multimedia content are prompting teachers to take on more of a coaching or guiding role in the classroom.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week

Teacher education institutions risk becoming obsolete if they do not do a better job preparing future teachers to use digital curricula, experts say.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week

The growing availability of digital video sparked the "flipped classroom" movement, but identifying quality video content is still a challenge.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week

As digital video becomes a more popular educational tool, the companies and organizations that provide such content are becoming more diverse.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week

Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week

Kristen Purcell, the associate director for research for the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, talks about students’ research skills.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week

Academic experts and children's advocates say teachers and parents are often left on their own to decide whether various products have any educational value.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week

Programs build partnerships with private companies and higher education partners to provide the kinds of high-tech skills students need.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week

To help individualize lessons, teachers often rely on digital curricula used for all students as well as software programs tailored for English-language learners.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week

But defining what exactly a "personal learning environment," or PLE, is supposed to look like is proving to be challenging.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week

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