Top 15 Online Resources for Next Generation Learning

Continuing education is a big part of nearly every profession. The Education, Technology and School Design professions are no different. Keeping up with current trends in Education and Technology can be a full-time job. Where do educators and architects turn for the latest research on educational trends' How do you keep up with the new terminology being thrown around at the industry conferences' Here are some of the top online resources to keep you in the know and to give you coffee pot topics for discussion.

Schlechty Center

The Schlechty Center is the foremost expert in student engagement. Dr. Philip Schlechty's research drives the organization with exemplars of student engagement, professional learning opportunities, and tools for schools who wish to design meaningful work for students.

Blend My Learning

BlendMyLearningrepresents a community of blended learning schools and practitioners, and offers a venue for these educators to innovate,transform and share.

Blended Learning Now

BlendedLearningNow is an aggregator of the leading blogs, articles, case studies, research and videos about blended learning.

Competency Works

CompetencyWorks is an online resource dedicated to providing information and knowledge about competency education in the K-12 education system.


EdSurge is an independent information resource and community for everyone involved in education technology.


engage! exists to support transformational learning in Texas by offering coaching, video examples, blogs and cohorts of learners dedicated to student engagement.

Innovation Lab Network

The Innovation Lab Network (ILN) is a group of states taking action to identify, test, and implement student-centered approaches to learning that will transform our public education system.

Getting Smart

As a mission-driven organization, Getting Smart is passionate about accelerating and amplifying innovations in teaching and learning.


MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions. We examine how learning is being impacted by technology, discoveries about how the brain works, poverty and inequities, social and emotional practices, assessments, digital games, design thinking and music, among many other topics.

Next Generation Learning

Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States.


EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association and the foremost community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education.

Digital Promise

We made a promise a digital promise to improve the opportunity to learn for Americans of all ages and stages of life through technology and research.

National Educator Program

The National Educator Program (NEP) supports the concept of smaller learning communities and identifies the strengths of career academies. Research and learning opportunities are available.


'Edutopia is dedicated to transforming kindergarten through 12th-grade (K-12) education so all students can thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives. We are focused on practices and programs that help students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, skills and beliefs to achieve their full potential.


The SXSWedu Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds in education.