E-Learning

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A screen shot from Mission US: Flight to Freedom, the controversial digital learning game about U.S. slavery produced by WNET in New York City.
—WNET

Digital-Simulation Game on U.S. Slave Experience Sparks Debate

An award-winning, publicly funded digital learning game that asks middle school students to assume the role of a black slave in 1800s America is prompting debate about when and how to employ the power of interactive technology to teach about painful eras of history. (March 3, 2015)

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

04/23 11:34 am | States Expanding Mandates for Students to Take Computer Science | Fourteen states are now mandating that computer science classes be counted towards high school graduation requirements, a new report from Education Commission of the States ...

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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The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
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But education leaders are wrestling with how to put measures in place to allow students to take school-issued digital devices home at the end of each day.
March 11, 2013 - Education Week
Experts say professional development should put razor-sharp attention on what students need to learn, rather than on how to use specific devices.
March 11, 2013 - Education Week
Facilities are being designed and re-designed around the belief that classrooms should mirror the workplaces of today and the future.
March 11, 2013 - Education Week
The teaching approach that combines online and face-to-face instruction is now having an impact on how new buildings are designed and how current ones are redesigned.
March 11, 2013 - Education Week
Schools are working to incorporate more multimedia into classrooms, upgrade online professional development, and do a better job using data to improve student achievement.
March 11, 2013 - Education Week
Technology helps students in many ways, but it also has implications for student attention spans and learning styles, Matthew Lynch writes.
March 5, 2013 - Education Week
Creators of online courses are finding new ways to incorporate interactive, game-based learning in online curriculum.
February 7, 2013 - Digital Directions
But some companies are using the term "open" very loosely in the promotion of certain products to capitalize on the popularity of the concept.
February 6, 2013 - Digital Directions
Cloud-computing programs run the gamut in terms of services, offering everything from math tutorials and virtual science labs to classroom management and administrative tools.
February 6, 2013 - Digital Directions
The shift to more digital offerings is occurring as districts in nearly every state are considering their textbook needs in light of the Common Core State Standards.
February 6, 2013 - Digital Directions

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