online learning

Richland (Wash.) School District looks to add digital learning materials

Lori McCord, director of teaching and learning, says Richland schools need to be prepared for 21st-century learners. That means using fewer traditional textbooks, and adding more tablet computers and online resources, such as articles, videos, and lectures.

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Across the digital distance: The virtual school

When I was a teenager, I used to dream of a future where I didn’t have to actually GO to school. The idea of an online school was a fantasy back in those days, but now, that idea is finally coming true.

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Eleven Idaho schools to get state grants

Eleven schools around the state, including one charter school, one virtual charter school, five middle schools, three high schools, and one elementary school, have been selected for the $3 million in pilot project grants for school technology that state lawmakers approved this year.

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Utah students make education work with the click of a mouse

Rachel Halliburton wanted to help her mother care for Rachel's 10 younger siblings. Madison Angelos had trouble focusing in a crowded classroom and was looking for time to train physically to enlist in the military.

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Clayton Christensen Institute publishes K12 blended learning study

In a recently released study, Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen introduces a fundamentally new concept into the world of disruptive innovation: the theory of hybrids.

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Expanding evidence approaches for learning in a digital world

This report discusses the promise of sophisticated digital learning systems for collecting and analyzing big data as users interact with digital systems. It proposes that this data can be used by developers and researchers to improve learning systems and to strive to discover more about how people learn.

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Three districts come together to share online courses

This past school year has been less hectic for busy juniors and seniors at Hempfield High School, thanks to a new, online course-sharing initiative. The Hempfield School District, outside Lancaster, is one of three rural Pennsylvania districts that have implemented Open Campus PA, a program that shares high school teachers and allows participating students to take online classes on their own time.

K12 hotspots on the web

Online resources continue to shape every aspect of our lives, and are enriching, extending, and transforming schools. Web pages today measure in the billions, and the demand for education information has never been greater or more complicated. To help you decipher and prioritize what's out there, here is the newly-revised DA guide to favorite education websites.

Students climb Mount Everest virtually

Adventure filmmaker Elia Saikaly was approaching the top of Mount Everest when he took some time out of the climb to speak to a high school classroom in Canada about his journey.

D.C. charter school would teach all but math and English online

A controversial computer-based learning model is competing with eight other proposals to be one of the next charter schools approved for the district. The proposed Nexus Academy, run by a subsidiary of publishing giant Pearson, would offer grades 9 through 12 in Ward 2, eventually serving up to 600 students.

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