George Lucas Educational Foundation

Online Learning

Whether exploring entirely virtual classrooms and schools or ways to expand learning beyond the walls of your building, the resources are out there. Cyberspace is the place!

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It's Time to Start an Online Program

Online programs are becoming easier to integrate because, with each year, districts have more successful models to follow and more resources from which to choose.

The Power of "I Don't Know"

Educators are tasked with teaching students how to find answers themselves. And it all starts with a simple three-word phrase: I don't know.

4 Lessons We Can Learn from the "Failure" of MOOCs

How is the MOOC model falling short? Discover four valuable elements that still belong in online education -- humanity, collaboration, feedback and blended learning modalities.

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Mixed Media: What's On Our Radar - April/May 2010

The Edutopia Guide to the educational and the entertaining -- everything from books to DVDs to software.

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Global Language Education: Learning the Lingo

A sampling of schools that take foreign language teaching to task.

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How Global Language Learning Gives Students the Edge

Learning foreign languages boosts brain development, bridges cultural connections, and gives us an economic edge. So why isn't it a priority in public schools?

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The Next Chapter by George Lucas

George Lucas on revving up for the future of Edutopia by supporting a Web-only platform with a strong community component.

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Online Education Is a New Way of Learning -- and Teaching

Educators can find being a teacher for a virtual school to be a challenge.

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Mixed Media: What's On Our Radar - February/March 2010

What's on our radar -- everything from books to DVDs to software.

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How to Build Your Own Multimedia Adventure

Add music and images to your classroom writing exercise, and see how exposure to virtual adventures spurs students' imagination.

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PBL Science Empowered by Discussion Forums

ELLs are better positioned to learn science through the COPPELLS model of PBL, which provides online and asynchronous forums for reviewing and discussing course material.

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Imagine an Education Nation: Six Leading Edges

Edutopia's Senior Fellow and Executive Director Emeritus on the six leading edges - innovations that will redefine schools, teaching, and learning.

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Rapping Math Teachers Bring It

Students get schooled in math lessons put to a hip-hop beat.

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Why Wikis Still Matter

Blogger Audrey Watters examines the origins and current uses of the wiki platform for educators.

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Games for Science Learning and Scientific Discovery

Blogger Audrey Watters looks at two educational games where gamers teach scientists.

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How to Download Our Videos from iTunes U

Many of Edutopia's video documentaries are now available for free download via Apple's iTunes U.

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Online Learning: Why We Chose These Schools

Idaho and three other states show the promise of online learning.

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