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

On Thursday, April 19 from 9:00-10:30 am we’ll be watching a live webcast of the Fordham Institute’s webinar event on digital learning.

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What We’re Watching: Short Circuited

The benefits and challenges of bringing online learning into California classrooms are explored in this video from the Pacific Research Institute.

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Bright Spots Shine in Blended, Online Learning

A month has passed since the first-ever national Digital Learning Day. Given the excitement generated from teachers and others tuning in to the National Town Hall meeting and given today’s National Leadership Summit on Online Learning up on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. that iNACOL sponsored, I thought it was worth noting some great examples that weren’t highlighted during the day’s festivities.

Hyper Hype

Will digital learning be killed by kindness?

Will digital learning be killed by kindness?

In the Digital World, Every District Can Compete with Every Other

In Utah, new legislation has given school districts the opportunity to attract high school students from throughout the state to their online course offerings.

Digital Textbooks, OER, and More from Digital Learning Day

What’s most important to understand about the digital textbook effort is that it’s an opportunity to open up a large amount of existing public money that has been locked into use by a very small and closed set of publishers.

Putting the Schools in Charge

An entrepreneur’s vision for a more responsive education system

An entrepreneur’s vision for a more responsive education system

The Country’s Most Ambitious Digital Learning Project

While it’s easy to think of the consortia as “building tests,” the more apt description is that they are attempting to re-invent, with heavy use of technology, the entire process of assessment.

Can Khan Move the Bell Curve to the Right?

Math instruction goes viral

Math instruction goes viral

For Digital Learning, the Devil’s in the Details

State planning is key to progress

State planning is key to progress

Hewlett Assessment Competition Comes at Critical Time

The political incentives to create high-quality assessments aren’t particularly strong, so having philanthropists invest dollars to create these assessments and continue to push innovation is critical.

Understanding the Economics of Online Learning

The Costs of Online Learning, the latest in Fordham’s digital learning policy series, tackles the tricky question of per-pupil spending. And while the paper cannot offer definitive answers for policymakers and school leaders, it does provide a helpful primer on the overall economics of online and blended learning.

California Initiative Brings Breath of Fresh Air

It’s an embarrassment that California, the state that led the technology revolution in America, is, according to Digital Learning Now, last in the nation in using technology to transform its education system from its current factory-model roots into a student-centric one.

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