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EdWeek Report, New York Times Mag Feature Ed Tech

By Ian Quillen — September 21, 2010 1 min read
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If you’re checking newsstands this week, you’ll probably notice a lot more education technology content than normal.

Firstly, there’s the second report in our three-part series on online learning, E-Learning 2010: E-Educators Evolving. In the report, which went online yesterday and can be found in tomorrow’s upcoming print issue of Education Week, Michelle Davis, Katie Ash, and I teamed up to explore the most pressing issues in the ever-expanding arena of virtual education. This time, the focus is on teachers.

Michelle and I teamed up to explore how states are setting standards for online instruction, and Katie Ash gives an enlightening account of pioneering online teachers’ journeys from their brick-and-mortar classrooms into the virtual frontier. And if you’re in the mood for something a little lighter, check out what two University of Central Florida graduates told me about their unique teaching internship with the Florida Virtual School.

Secondly, this Sunday’s issue of the New York Times Magazine focuses on education technology, including a cover story on the learning potential of video games, and an amusing, somewhat tongue-in-cheek slideshow looking at the history of education technology.

As someone who makes his living covering the field, it’s heartening to see it hitting the mainstream. But it’s also a sign that we need to work harder than ever to make sure our readers feel like they’re getting the best and most thorough ed-tech coverage. So feel free not only to click through all the stories and features, but also to leave us feedback on what other issues in the pressing ed-tech world need more ink. Although I guess it’s not always ‘ink’ anymore, is it?

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.