E-Learning

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

Fordland student Jacob Brown, 16, studies in a flexible learning environment using a tablet during a special education class. The district coupled federal E-rate funds with town bond money to have a fiber-optic line and wireless access provided for its schools.
—Shane Bevel for Education Week

'Course-Choice' Efforts Grow to Give Students More Options

As internet connectivity improves in rural America, many schools are expanding online options for students who lack access to hard-to-staff courses. (June 12, 2017)

Spotlight on Personalized Learning

In this Spotlight, discover how schools are using technology to customize student learning, how educators are personalizing literacy instruction, and learn about the successes and challenges of personalized learning efforts to date.

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

08/17 11:11 am | Ed-Tech Companies Should Open Algorithms to Scrutiny, Report Suggests | A new National Education Policy Center report calls for stronger regulations around the use of algorithms in personalized learning and ed-tech software.

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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The Baltimore and Boston initiatives come amid an influx of money into the ed-tech sector for the development of digital curricula, assessment products, and other offerings.
May 21, 2014 – Education Week
A federal lawsuit alleges that the online education provider K12 Inc. misled investors, and says that the company’s former CEO benefited by selling off stock before the company’s stock price fell.
April 23, 2014 – Education Week
A review of the data-privacy policies of Edmodo, Khan Academy, and Pearson—which have access to information about tens of millions of students—highlights concerns.
April 16, 2014 – Education Week
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.
April 2, 2014 – Education Week
Summit High School in Oregon is experimenting with a mix of new technologies to build teacher-student feedback loops that help personalize instruction.
March 13, 2014 – Education Week
Arthur C. Graesser, a University of Memphis professor of experimental and cognitive psychology, says "you have to be very subtle in smuggling in serious content."
March 13, 2014 – Education Week
The feedback provides deeper insight into how students solve problems, allowing educators to identify their strengths and weaknesses more quickly, experts say.
March 13, 2014 – Education Week
The initiative is billed as an effort to level the playing field for disadvantaged young people by providing an array of free, high-quality resources.
March 12, 2014 – Education Week
U.S. Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Chris Gibson, R-N.Y., write that it's time to expand and modernize the country's E-rate program to level the digital playing field for students.
February 19, 2014 – Education Week
February 19, 2014 – Education Week

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