The DigitalJLearning Network: Encouraging Online Courses in Jewish Day High Schools and Yeshivot in North America


Source: The DigitalJLearning Network 


The Jewish Education Project, JESNA and the AVI CHAI Foundation are seeking up to 15 Day School and Yeshiva high schools in North America to become a vanguard for advancing digital learning. If your school is already providing online learning opportunities for its students or is ready to initiate an online learning program, we encourage your application to the emerging DigitalJLearning Network for the advancement of online learning. During the 2011–2012 academic year, members of this Network will collaborate in documenting their successes, challenges, and promising practices with support from the three sponsors. The sponsors want to help participating schools achieve their individual learning goals while learning more about creating supportive infrastructures for the successful integration of online learning into Jewish high school settings.

Network Structure

Each participating school will receive expert assistance in the political, educational and technical aspects of adopting and integrating online learning into their educational programs. This expertise will include participation in communities of practice, collaborative learning, and the collection and dissemination of additional resources related to implementing online learning.

Issues related to the implementation of online learning in Day High Schools and Yeshivot will be carefully documented in a research study to facilitate easier adoption by additional schools.

Participating schools will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to $5000 to advance the adoption and integration of online courses.

Updated: May. 31, 2011