Moving Schooling Forward: Next-Gen Grants Possess Promise

I’m excited to see many more blended-learning programs funded that don’t only provide online experiences but also project-based learning experiences as a central part of what they do.

The Promise of Personalized Learning

Blending the human touch with technological firepower

Blending the human touch with technological firepower

Organize The Team, Then Train The Teachers

Too often in the edtech world, people claim technology would have impact if only we paid for professional development alongside it.

Avoid The Hype: Online Learning's Transformational Potential

How — and how much — will online learning grow?

Is K-12 Blended Learning Disruptive?

Analyzing blended learning through the lens of disruptive innovation theory will help people anticipate and plan for its likely effects on the classrooms of today and schools of tomorrow.

What We Can Learn From A Dinner Controversy In The Desert

Will we still need teachers as digital learning rises?

Why Don’t Entrepreneurs And Learning Scientists Talk Much?

All too often, products and services in the education market are not informed by what we know about learning.

Missing the Mark at the Arizona State Ed Tech Summit

It’s a big mistake to position technology as a way to replace teachers.

Steps and Leaps Into Next-Gen Learning

As schools across the country adopt blended-learning models, a few clear trends are settling in, and some groups continue to help schools push the design envelope on what’s possible for students.

MOOCs in Size Small, Please

Could MOOCs work in K–12 education, too?

Is the Technology ‘Ready’ for Blended Learning?

At the outset of any industry, the technology tends to be immature and not yet good enough for the majority of users.

Physical Activity and Digital Learning: Two Peas in a Pod

Student-centric digital learning provides a means to make sure that physical exercise doesn’t fall by the wayside

Behind the Headline: At Hallway, a Start-Up for High School Students By High School Students

On Top of the News At Hallway, a Start-Up for High School Students By High School Students Washington Post| September 6, 2012 Behind the Headline Game Changer Education Next| Fall 2012 A new education technology start-up called Hallway is being launched by students at an elite Virginia high school (TJ), reports Steven Overly in the […]

No Shock as Peru’s One-to-One Laptops Miss Mark

All too often advocates for education technology have extolled its benefits without recognizing that technology alone will not transform education.

Dithering and Delay in New Jersey Denies Students Important Schooling Options

States are right to be concerned about how to best regulate virtual charter schools, but blocking or delaying the option of full-time online schooling isn’t the right tact to take.

Gates Foundation Steps Up with Investments in Next-Generation Learning

It is exciting to see a foundation step up and take some risks to reinvent learning to create dramatically better and lower-cost learning experiences for all students.

The 411 on Digital Learning

Here are our favorite Education Next articles and blog posts on digital learning.

What We’re Watching: A Blended Learning Catholic School

Seton Partners teamed up with a Catholic school in San Francisco to create blended learning classrooms. Here’s a look at the first year.

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It Will Take Leadership to Transition to Digital Age in Education

What if we were to channel our inner Hanna-Barbera, and visualize what public education should look like in the digital age?

Confessions of a Former Luddite

Not so long ago, I doubted that computers, cell phones, and the internet would make any more difference in American education than television had.

Behind the Headline: Grand Test Auto

On Top of the News Grand Test Auto: The End of Testing Washington Monthly| May/June 2012 Behind the Headline Future Schools Education Next | Summer 2011 In a special issue of the Washington Monthly, Bill Tucker writes about “stealth assessment,” the use of formative assessments built into the learning process which allow teachers to keep […]

Not All Teachers Are Made of Ticky-Tacky, Teaching Just the Same

The true import of the Chetty study

The true import of the Chetty study

Why Steve Jobs Would Have Loved Digital Learning

In the wake of Steve Jobs’ passing, many wrote about the statements he made throughout his adult life about how to improve the U.S. education system. Some noted that for much of Jobs’s life, he had, ironically perhaps, been skeptical of the positive impact technology could make on education.

Making Education Innovation Come to Life

Having taken an extended vacation the past few weeks, I returned to the United States to see that the pace of innovation in education is continuing at a breakneck pace

What We’re Watching: Education Reform for the Digital Era

John Chubb, Bryan Hassel, Mark Bauerlein, Eleanor Laurans, and Mike Petrilli discuss whether digital learning is education’s latest fad or its future at a Fordham Institute event held last week.

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