E-Learning

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

Kayla-Meeks Cook, a 6th grader, gets help from teacher John Williams at Whittemore Park Middle School in Conway, S.C. The students were using their iPads to pick out recipes and calculate ingredients as part of a skills task.
—James Jason Lee for Education Week

District's Ambitious Personalized Learning Effort Shows Progress

A South Carolina school district hopes to replicate the initial success at a middle school, where test scores, student engagement, and teacher attendance have improved. (October 20, 2014)

Spotlight on E-Learning

This Spotlight examines the evolution of e-learning and virtual teaching and smart digital strategies for schools.

Spotlight on Implementing Online Learning

This Spotlight offers tips on how to best use and apply online learning, inside and outside the classroom.

Digital Education Blog

11/24 06:54 pm | Chromebooks for New York City Schools Gain Stamp of Approval | The 1.2 million-student district has added the Chromebook to its list of approved computing devices, reflecting the laptop's growing popularity.

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.

PD Directory

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
Computer/Technology
Instructional Technology

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Researchers and educators are intrigued by what lessons could be offered from a study showing that students benefited from a blended-learning algebra curriculum.
January 27, 2014 - Education Week
A growing number of Catholic, independent, and other private schools are attempting to attract families, and improve instruction, by putting blended learning programs in place.
January 27, 2014 - Education Week
Many school districts have not set clear policies and practices for storing data in the cloud, according to a study by the Fordham Law School.
January 7, 2014 - Education Week
The rise of cyber charter schools is prodding many school districts to ramp up their own virtual-education offerings.
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts
A data analysis from the Education Week Research Center delves into the complex "district" environment and school administrators' perspectives on governance and operations.
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts
The largest for-profit provider of precollegiate online learning and one of the few publicly traded companies in the K-12 marketplace saw its stock value take a nose dive.
October 22, 2013 - Education Week
Two large-scale efforts to put digital devices in the hands of students have been halted because of a variety of hardware and management problems.
October 15, 2013 - Education Week
Virtual programs are perhaps the fastest-growing sector of teacher preparation. Brick-and-mortar institutions, such as the University of Southern California, are increasingly getting into the action, as well as startups.
October 8, 2013 - Education Week
Money issues, mobile technologies, and equity concerns are prominent topics in public comments to the FCC about how to improve the program.
October 1, 2013 - Education Week
Too often, schools bring only tepid energy to the blending of traditional and online learning, Charles Mojkowski says.
October 1, 2013 - Education Week

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