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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A Tech Prophet Predicts

Teaching social media will revolutionize the world of learning.

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The New Literacy: Scenes from the Digital Divide 2.0

Just as one cyber gulf narrows, another has threatened to take its place.

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The Ultimate School Reform

MacArthur education grants will shift focus to digital learning.

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Virtual Learning Is an Antidote to School Closure

The simulated shutdown of a Chicago school demonstrates that a swine flu outbreak or other emergency needn't infect the learning environment.

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Feedback: Students Are Leading the Way to Technology Integration

Children of all ages are adopting digital tools and adapting them to learning.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Jalen
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Digital Youth Portrait: Jalen

In school, at home, and in the Digital Youth Network, Jalen thrives as an artist, animator, and digital-media creator.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Dylan
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Digital Youth Portrait: Dylan

Through his Green Your Lives initiative and a ThinkQuest Web site collaboration, this 13-year-old shows us how he uses tech to improve his community and the world.

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Education on Demand at Virtual High School
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Virtual High School: Education on Demand

A pioneering effort of the Hudson School District and the Concord Consortium of Massachusetts allows students from around the world to schedule classes at their convenience in subjects not offered at their local school.

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Building a Successful In‐District Online Program

Guest blogger Jennifer Sayre walks us through ten tips - five each for administrators and course designers - on what it takes to build and launch an online program in a public school district.

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In the News: 14 Open Educational Resources for High School

Edutopia's weekly roundup of top education news from around the Web.

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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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A School District in Las Vegas Expands Educational Opportunities
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Betting on Change: Growing Pains in Nevada's Boomtown

The Las Vegas building boom has stretched the creativity and resources of the fastest-growing school district in the nation.

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Ten Questions for an IDT Guy: Teachable's Trey Martindale on the Future of Online Teaching

University of Memphis Professor Trey Martindale addresses the challenges of online learning. He paints a bright future for personal online learning.

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"My Teacher Is an App"

Blogger Will Richardson makes an alarming projection about why the economics of phasing out teachers is just so appealing.

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