Creating Transformational Learning Experiences Online

Online learning, generally understood to mean learning experiences provided over a digital network, can be self-directed or instructor-led, and can be synchronous (live interactions) or asynchronous (elapsed interactions).

But not all online learning is created equal.

Providing learning opportunities for students through a remote and digital environment is best implemented using a variety of elements, including:

  • Learning environments that allow for rich educator and student collaboration and communication, that may also include collaboration with subject matter experts, instructional support personnel and peers.
  • Digital learning content and interactive learning experiences that engage students in reaching specific learning goals.
  • The use of data and information to personalize learning and/or provide targeted instruction.
  • A wide variety of computer-based formative and summative assessments.


Resources and Support for the Online Educator

This free downloadable collection of excerpts from ISTE books contains strategies, tips and insights to help you navigate a landscape of online learning. The activities and tools are designed for an online or home situation, or can be easily adapted for such environments. 




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ISTE and EdSurge developed the Learning Keeps Going website to curate the best learning materials, ideas and strategies for online and blended learning. Don’t miss these online learning resources and guidance for educators, leaders and parents.


Learn More From These Videos, Articles, Books and Guides


Video Playlist: Tips for Online Learning

ISTE authors share their quick, easy-to-apply tips for enhancing your online teaching and learning.


Book: Design Student-Centered Blended Learning

Get templates, planning tools and an easy “recipe” for redesigning your lessons in The Perfect Blend.


Book: Distance Learning for Elementary STEM

Get ideas for online and distance STEM learning at the elementary level, with creative activities based on eight STEM themes.


Jump Start Guide: Designing Online Lessons

Get tips for designing and facilitating effective online lessons with this laminated quick-reference guide based on The Perfect Blend.


Articles: Remote Instruction News from EdSurge

Read the latest about remote instruction for all grade levels at EdSurge.


Article: How Online Learning Research Can Improve Remote Instruction

Decades of research into online teaching practice point to instructional strategies that are most effective.


Blogs: Read ISTE’s Online Learning Collection

Don’t miss ISTE’s posts focused on online learning tips you can use in remote, hybrid or in-person settings.