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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.
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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)

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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.

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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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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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Coursera, a major player in the world of providing "massively open online courses" in higher education, is making its first move into the K-12 landscape.
June 11, 2013 - Digital Directions
Some child-development experts are unsure kindergartners can get the necessary amount of social and emotional interaction in virtual environments.
June 11, 2013 - Digital Directions
Computer programmers and software engineers are urging that students, even as early as elementary school, learn how to design and write source code for computers.
June 11, 2013 - Digital Directions
Coursera, a Silicon Valley-based company, is joining with 10 universities and postsecondary systems to create new "massive open online courses."
June 11, 2013 - Education Week
Philadelphia will soon join a number of other big-city school districts that have founded virtual schools as a way to expand school choices for parents and lure students back to their school systems.
June 4, 2013 - Education Week
But some educators and experts fear the rapid growth could lead to programs that offer uneven academic rigor and insufficient social and emotional support for this vulnerable group of returning students.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
Teacher education institutions risk becoming obsolete if they do not do a better job preparing future teachers to use digital curricula, experts say.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week
The growing availability of digital video sparked the "flipped classroom" movement, but identifying quality video content is still a challenge.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week
As digital video becomes a more popular educational tool, the companies and organizations that provide such content are becoming more diverse.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week
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

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