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Educators are becoming more likely to use Web-based tools in their classrooms.
—Project Tomorrow 2016

Digital Learning Games Breaking Into K-12 Mainstream

The number of teachers in the United States using games in their classrooms has doubled over the past six years, a new nationwide survey shows. (May 31, 2016)

Spotlight on Digital Curriculum

In this Spotlight, learn about the role of digital curriculum in personalizing student learning and how educators are selecting and deploying digital content in the classroom.

Spotlight on Digital Math Instruction

In this Spotlight, learn how educators are using technology to personalize instruction, facilitate hands-on learning, and boost student engagement in math.

Digital Education Blog

10/20 01:53 pm | Parents Bullish on Ed Tech, Skeptical About Its Implementation, Survey Says | Nine of 10 parents in a new national survey said they "believe in the use of technology to tailor student learning."

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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.

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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.

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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A data analysis from the Education Week Research Center delves into the complex "district" environment and school administrators' perspectives on governance and operations.
January 9, 2014 – Quality Counts
The rise of cyber charter schools is prodding many school districts to ramp up their own virtual-education offerings.
January 9, 2014 – Quality Counts
Many school districts have not set clear policies and practices for storing data in the cloud, according to a study by the Fordham Law School.
January 8, 2014 – Education Week
The largest for-profit provider of precollegiate online learning and one of the few publicly traded companies in the K-12 marketplace saw its stock value take a nose dive.
October 23, 2013 – Education Week
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

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