Teacher Companion is an online reading program that uses a combination of lectures, videos, written information and activities, organized into eight modules, to help teachers gain a more complete understanding of how the English language works and what every student needs to become a proficient reader.
Western Governors University has launched a new online master's degree program for students who want to become English teachers in middle schools or high schools.
A recent study suggested that taking online classes especially benefits students' "self-regulatory behaviors," which are important for success in higher education. Time management and the coordination of "distributed" or study groups surfaced as being particularly important.
A small school district with an online school option that draws students from 11 school districts in the region is teaming up with a religious charter school in western Michigan to open and staff a storefront tutoring center.
Delsia Malone has headed W.E. Striplin — the Gadsden, AL, school she attended as a child — since 2004. Under her leadership, the K-5, Title I school now boasts a computer lab, iPads in every classroom, MacBooks for every teacher and a 1-to-1 program for fifth-grade students.
MOOC nonprofit edX has signed on for ConnectED, the White House's program to connect "99 percent" of America's students to broadband and high-speed wireless in schools and libraries and improve the skills of teachers through the use of technology.
Edmentum, a provider of online courses, will release more than 70 career and technical education courses for the 2015-16 school year.
District of Columbia Public Schools has decided to expand its use of math software for blended learning environments after a successful pilot.
Edgenuity, a company that provides online and blended courses, has launched a new curriculum designed to help students become better digital citizens and online learners.
Students too sick to attend class in person at Voluntown Elementary School will now be able to attend class virtually, thanks to a telepresence robot.
In the wake of recent world events a flood of federal funding has unleashed the power of digital learning. IT leaders now have a pressing obligation to ensure the security of both student data and school systems.