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

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 Using Technology for Classroom Collaboration

In this Spotlight, see how you can dig deeper into your library’s digital resources, integrate instruction with your student’s devices, and develop out-of-school learning opportunities that connect to the world.

Spotlight on Enabling the Digital Classroom

In this Spotlight, see how districts are using technology to improve formative assessments, look at programs expanding the use of distance learning, and hear how teachers manage technology in their classrooms.

Digital Education Blog

08/26 09:00 am | Are Open Education Resources Ready for Adaptive-Learning Technology? | Ed-tech company Knewton launches a new platform that aims to make "open" educational content adaptive and available directly to students and teachers.

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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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
In attempting to bring "MOOCs" to the world of teacher training, Coursera and its university partners are courting a new and potentially vast audience.
May 14, 2013 - Education Week
The federal program is in danger of becoming as outdated and insufficient as a sputtering dial-up connection in a Wi-Fi world, many ed-tech leaders say.
May 14, 2013 - Education Week
Pressures put on school systems by the upcoming common-core assessments, and increasing emphasis on digital learning, are straining districts' online capacity, the official says.
April 23, 2013 - Education Week
Some experts are alarmed at what they see as increasingly aggressive moves by companies, but others see those moves as the natural interplay between the private and public sectors.
April 22, 2013 - Education Week
Serious efficacy studies can start as high as $150,000, a price tag that keeps most smaller market players from commissioning similar studies.
April 22, 2013 - Education Week

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