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Digital Learning Tools Are Everywhere, But Gauging Effectiveness Remains Elusive, Survey Shows

Educators are using digital tools to boost student learning more than ever. But few believe there's good information available about which resources work best. (September 17, 2019)


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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 Literacy

Amid shifting workplace needs and ever-changing technologies, educators are building students' digital literacy skills. In this Spotlight, learn what digital literacy means for schools, how educators are amplifying student voices using new forms of storytelling, and what literacy skills students need for the workplace.


High-Quality Online Learning Is Possible and Indiana Leader Wants to Prove It
As the director of virtual and blended learning at Indiana's Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, Michele Eaton strives to bring personalized learning to students and teachers. She is recognized as a 2018 Leader To Learn From.


Quiz Yourself: What Do You Know About Personalized Learning?
What attributes define personalized learning, how have personalized learning initiatives shifted over time, and what does research say about the effectiveness of this instructional approach?

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Special Report: Personalized Learning: Vision vs. Reality
Education Week takes a hard look at the big arguments against personalized learning, what the latest research says about it, and how the approach is playing out in classrooms.

Special Report: Personalized Learning: 4 Big Questions Shaping the Movement
Four critical questions about personalized learning are prompting educators to take a harder look at this approach and determine if they need to correct any missteps.


What Is Personalized Learning?
From blended learning to computerized testing, digital and online technologies are reshaping the classroom experience for millions of students.

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