E-Learning

The latest news about online learning, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Educators are becoming more likely to use Web-based tools in their classrooms.
—Project Tomorrow 2016

Digital Learning Games Breaking Into K-12 Mainstream

The number of teachers in the United States using games in their classrooms has doubled over the past six years, a new nationwide survey shows. (May 31, 2016)

Spotlight on Personalized Learning

In this Spotlight, discover how schools are using technology to customize student learning, how educators are personalizing literacy instruction, and learn about the successes and challenges of personalized learning efforts to date.

Spotlight on Digital Curriculum

In this Spotlight, learn about the role of digital curriculum in personalizing student learning and how educators are selecting and deploying digital content in the classroom.

Spotlight on Digital Math Instruction

In this Spotlight, learn how educators are using technology to personalize instruction, facilitate hands-on learning, and boost student engagement in math.

Digital Education Blog

05/24 03:12 pm | Are Trump's Proposed Cuts to Title IV Really a 'Body Blow' to K-12 Ed-Tech? | After authorizing $1.6 billion that districts could use for technology, Congress appropriated one-fourth that amount. President Trump now wants to eliminate the funds ...

On-Demand Webinars

E-Learning Goes Global
E-learning brings advanced courses, expert teachers, and an awareness of life in other countries to students around the globe.

E-Learning in the Age of Choice
In this webinar, our guests provided useful tips for school administrators and K-12 policymakers on how to navigate virtual learning options.

How to Secure and Manage the Untethered Classroom
In this webinar, our guests discuss the ideas around today's learning process, challenges that exist, and tips on how to effectively manage the untethered classroom.

Creating Learning Connections: Effective Use of Social Media in the Classroom
In this webinar, experts discussed the use of digital technology in classroom instruction, offering practical tips on using social media and creating collaborative learning environments.

Chat Transcript

E-Learning Creates Foreign Connections
Our guests in this chat outlined some of the challenges and successes they’ve encountered as a result of virtual foreign exchanges.

Special Collection

E-Learning Special Reports
These special reports from the team at Education Week Digital Directions aim to highlight the process made in the e-learning arena, as well as the administrative funding, and policy barriers that some experts say are slowing its growth.

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Teachers' common practice of sharing examples of stellar work can turn off struggling learners, says a study of online students.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
A growing share of the U.S. labor force works from home, and a handful of tech-savvy school districts in Alabama, Minnesota, and New Jersey have taken note.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
Despite their ideological differences, the two groups have found common ground in their advocacy for protecting the privacy of student data.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
The sweeping federal law contains specific language that allows states and local education agencies to channel block grant money focused on technology toward open materials.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
New content curation tools aim to help teachers organize and find digital content to personalize student learning for a variety of subjects.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
New learning resources help teachers customize texts, target specific literacy skills, and help all students find their "sweet spot" for learning to read.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
As big districts like New York and Chicago gear up to teach computer science, the coding lessons are already going full tilt in Avondale, Ariz., schools.
December 9, 2015 – Education Week
Amid an ongoing debate over the use of student data, K-12 systems have quietly begun linking children's educational records with information from other government agencies.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
The new organization, named Collective Shift, wants to connect schools, businesses, libraries, museums, and city leaders in efforts to build new “ecosystems of learning.”
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
Privacy experts are raising the alarm over what they see as overly aggressive data collection in the company's newly unveiled operating system, Windows 10.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week

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