E-Learning

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

Erie Onna Seaster, 3, right, and other children at the Crescent Early Learning Center in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood use an app-based activity earlier this year to support 'high-quality talk' among children, parents, and teachers.
—Jeff Swensen for Education Week-File

MacArthur Foundation Launches Nonprofit to Scale Up Digital Learning

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 20, 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

07/22 10:06 am | Researchers Target Brain-Scanning Technology to Improve Ed. Software | A team at Carnegie Mellon University is using brain-activity patterns to better understand the mental processes students use to solve math problems.

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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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 16, 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 9, 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 2, 2013 – Education Week
Too often, schools bring only tepid energy to the blending of traditional and online learning, Charles Mojkowski says.
October 2, 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 11, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 2013 – Education Week
The growing use of open educational resources is leading publishers to blend free materials into their products and services.
July 10, 2013 | Updated: April 30, 2016 – Education Week
Some child-development experts are unsure kindergartners can get the necessary amount of social and emotional interaction in virtual environments.
June 12, 2013 – Digital Directions

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