Blended Learning

More classrooms have high-tech devices. More schools have speedy Internet connections. And more teachers are mixing technology into their lessons. Can blended learning improve academic outcomes? Will it help disadvantaged students? The Hechinger Report explores the way new technology is changing what we teach and learn. See all our Special Reports

Tools that use student data show promise, but concerns about student privacy remain hotly debated

New legislation to set guidelines for digital privacy was announced Monday in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, March 19: At Ridley HS, students sit in the hallways tapping out homework assignments on their cell phones to submit through cloud-based software. Here, in a hallway near the school's main office. seniors Libby Alfieri , left, and Kellie O'Brien, right, use their portable electronic devices i.e. iPad and iPhone as they complete school work between classes.

As market surges, schools struggle to find the best tech products

Five middle school students in this western Pennsylvania town stand in a darkened room over a pie chart projected on the floor. Using motion-sensor wands, they manipulate sections of the…

Newer studies say online instruction neither harms nor benefits the average university student

But growing body of evidence that lower achieving students are harmed

A tiny school in the Ozarks powered a nationally acclaimed turnaround with a mix of technology and trust

Daisy Dyer Duerr (in red) principal of St. Paul High School talked about her small, rural school’s remarkable tech-led turnaround during Digital Learning Day, on Friday, March 13,…

Privacy Rules: Discussion at SXSWedu reveals concerns and solutions

This year, the education technology conference featured many more conversations about data use and student privacy


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The next level of blended learning: Debates, taboo words and tough talk at SXSWedu

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