E-Learning

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

Salman Khan, the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, is aggressively expanding the nonprofit’s reach, but said, 'I’m always concerned as we grow that we don’t lose our charm.'
—Ramin Rahimian for Education Week

Khan Academy, Open Ed. Providers Evolve With Common Core

Khan Academy's unveiling of interactive and adaptive math resources tied to the common core represents an important step for the field of "open education resources," observers say. (March 28, 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

07/11 09:52 pm | FCC Approves E-Rate Modernization Along Partisan Lines | The FCC on Friday approved some of the biggest structural changes to the E-rate in the federal program's 18-year history.

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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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
Public libraries are moving deeper into digital learning, often in partnership with schools and other institutions, to help prepare students for the skills they'll need for college and careers.
September 4, 2013 - Education Week
The state is pursuing policy and funding changes meant to open up the world of online education to more providers, such as K12 Inc., the largest for-profit virtual education provider in the country.
August 27, 2013 - Education Week
The country's largest state-sponsored K-12 online school is confronting declines in funding and enrollment, a sign of major policy shifts now reshaping the world of online education.
August 27, 2013 - Education Week
A challenge to the state's funding plan delayed the program last spring, but now more than 3,700 participating high schoolers select from a diverse menu of online and face-to-face classes.
August 27, 2013 - Education Week
The growing use of open educational resources is leading publishers to blend free materials into their products and services.
July 3, 2013 | Updated: July 10, 2013 - Education Week
The Philadelphia school district, which has been plagued by budget woes and declining enrollment, has announced plans to open a virtual academy.
June 11, 2013 - Digital Directions
Coursera, a major player in the world of providing "massively open online courses" in higher education, is making its first move into the K-12 landscape.
June 11, 2013 - Digital Directions

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