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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)

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

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

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09/17 12:12 pm | Student-Data-Privacy News Roundup | The advance of student-data-privacy legislation in California and elsewhere has attracted media attention in recent weeks.

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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.

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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.

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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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Experts credit the state program for helping increase the number of students taking and passing Advanced Placement exams.
October 23, 2012 - Education Week
New models for ed-tech training are moving away from a historical emphasis on developing technical skills and toward a broader focus on what educational approaches work best.
October 23, 2012 - Education Week
Leaders of a new center designed to expand students with disabilities' access to online courses have expressed concerns about those students' participation in e-learning.
October 16, 2012 - Education Week
Many school districts are worried that the standards' requirement for online testing is pushing them over the brink of their technological capacity.
October 15, 2012 - Digital Directions
Educational technology experts identify common management and security problems associated with online testing and what schools can do to fix them.
October 15, 2012 - Digital Directions
Spurred by the adoption of common standards in nearly every state, educators are turning to open digital resources as they re-evaluate and realign curricula.
October 15, 2012 - Digital Directions
Putting online testing in place in 46 states and the District of Columbia will require technology capacity not currently available in many school districts.
October 15, 2012 - Digital Directions
The Fla. Department of Education is investigating for-profit online education provider K12 Inc for allegedly using uncertified teachers.
October 15, 2012 - Digital Directions
Ongoing and effective professional development is critical, experts say, and technology holds the key to providing deep learning experiences for teachers that can be scaled across state borders.
October 15, 2012 - Digital Directions
Education experts characterize the near-sweep of the school's top management as highly unusual and potentially damaging in the long term.
October 15, 2012 - Digital Directions

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