Digital Education

Education Week reporter Ben Herold explores how technology is shaping teaching and learning and the management of schools. Join the discussion as he analyzes the latest developments.

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Posts by Digital Education

FCC Chairman Wants E-Rate Application Process Improved

An online application portal has "serious flaws" and is over budget, harming schools and libraries seeking funds for telecommunications services, said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.

Augmented, Virtual Reality Yet to Gain Traction in K-12, Survey Finds

Just 5 percent of U.S. teachers say they are currently using augmented- or virtual-reality technologies in their classrooms, according to Project Tomorrow.

"Personalized Learning" Guidebook Geared to Rural Districts' Needs

Personalized learning can bring more courses and instructional experiences to rural communities, but internet access remains a barrier, according to a new guidebook from the […]

Privacy Watchdog Raises Alarms About "Spying" on Students Via Ed Tech

Results from an unscientific survey by the Electronic Frontier Foundation suggest parents and students are worried about surveillance in schools.

Algorithmic Bias a Rising Concern for Ed-Tech Field, RAND Researchers Say

A RAND Corporation report on how to mitigate bias in public-policy tools driven by artificial intelligence has implications for K-12 schools.

Improving Mobile Learning, Cybersecurity Among Top Priorities for School IT Leaders

Improving mobile learning and broadband capacity and preventing cyber intrusions are three top priorities for district tech leaders, a survey by the Consortium for School […]

Implementation Woes Undermine Ambitious K-12 Ed-Tech Efforts, Study Finds

A new study from the One-to-One Institute found that poor implementation of digital projects in districts can undermine those projects.

Ex-FCC Chair Blasts Efforts to Change Lifeline, Net Neutrality, Privacy Rules

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler blasted his Republican successor, accusing him of using "smokescreens" and "double speak" on key issues affecting K-12 schools.

Richard Culatta Named New Chief Executive Officer of ISTE

Most recently chief innovation officer for the state of Rhode Island, Richard Culatta served for four years before that as U.S. director of educational technology.

California's Top Superintendent Leaves for Ed-Tech Startup AltSchool

Devin Vodička is leaving the 25,0000-student Vista Unified district near San Diego to oversee development of personalized-learning software at AltSchool.

Appalachia Has STEM Jobs Available. Will Students Have the Skills to Fill Them?

In Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, employers in the energy-extraction industry seek workers with "middle-level skills" in STEM fields.

Future Ready Schools to Lead Digital Personalized Learning Institutes

Future Ready Schools will lead a series of eight regional professional development events to help schools grow digital personalized learning initiatives.

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