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Welcome to New Horizons for Learning - a leading web resource for identifying and communicating successful strategies for educational practice.

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Our first journal issues feature articles on neuroscience, creativity, counseling, technology, data-driven decision making, museum education, arts integration, special education, early education, cultural literacy, action research, Universal Design, international exchange programs, higher education, teacher preparation and more:


Vol.X No. 2, Special Edition: Focus on Autism
Vol. X No. 1, Winter 2012 Journal
Vol. IX No. 1, Winter 2011 Journal
Vol. VIII No. 2, Fall 2010 Journal
Vol. VII No. 1, Spring 2010 Journal

It's Here! Educational Technology Resources Database

 We just launched an exciting initiative to provide educators with an efficient technology resource database that is teacher-tested. Visit our EdTech Database to see reviews of resources such as PlaySpent, Prezi, and Poll Everywhere that have been evaluated by our Reviewer Team.

In order to offer this service, we are looking for you to share reviews of educational technology resources you have used in your classroom. Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities to learn more about joining our team as an Educational Technology Reviewer.


New Horizons for Learning (NHFL) seeks to provide a forum where educators and researchers will be equal partners developing research questions, conducting research in classrooms, and driving innovation in education. Ultimately the site will create a virtual round table where interdisciplinary professionals with a common interest in learning can form partnerships to further educational research, policy, and practices. round table smallround table small

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Since 1980, New Horizons for Learning (NHFL) has served as a leading-edge resource for understanding learning. Concerned that important research was not reaching most classrooms, founder Dee Dickinson decided to create a network to reach teachers with new information she would have loved to have when she was in the classroom. NHFL’s role has always been to give visibility to effective teaching and learning practices and ideas that have not yet reached the mainstream. Additionally, NHFL has worked in coordination with other reputable networks and learning communities to synthesize the information and turn information into knowledge and knowledge into practice. The website has also been quoted in numerous books and journals, and has received prestigious awards, including one from the International Society for Technology in Education as one of the best education sites on the Internet.
Read more about the founding and history of the New Horizons for Learning under the visionary leadership of Dee Dickinson our History section.

After 26 years of voluntary service as a non-profit network, NHFL was in search of a new host due to the retirement of its founder, Dee Dickinson.Today, New Horizons for Learning at has transferred to the editorial team at Johns Hopkins University School of Education. It remains a non-profit, international network of educators focused on identifying, communicating, and implementing the most effective teaching and learning strategies at all ages and abilities.

Whether you are a teacher, school administrator, professor, student, consultant, or parent, you will find useful information from our Archives organized under the following original categories:

  • Neurosciences includes information about the development and function of the human brain applied to learning
  • Transforming Education includes descriptions of successful projects and methods that are transforming schools and other educational institutions
  • Teaching and Learning Strategies offers a synthesis of the most effective ways to facilitate and enhance teaching and learning
  • Perspectives on the Future includes illuminating discussions of the kinds of future we are preparing our children and students to face
  • Special Needs/Inclusion is a comprehensive collection of information and resources on this topic for parents, teachers, and students
  • Lifelong Learning is about learning in childhood and parenting, adolescence, higher education, the adult years, the workplace, and the senior years
  • Student Voices offers students' views about learning and ways to help them to use their voices constructively and effectively

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