The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education, curated by Courtney Cowgill.

1. Making a great online course, and why high drop-out rates aren’t a bad thing (Elliott Masie / VentureBeat)

2. Planning an ed-tech transformation…in 1989 (Benjamin Herold / Education Week)

3. How Edtech startup ‘Native Innovation’ goes the extra 300 miles for Navajo customers (Mary Jo Madda / EdSurge)

4. Let’s talk about learning, not technology (Joshua Kim / Inside Higher Ed)

5. ASU partners with New America on Future of War project (Press release / Arizona State University)

Courtney Lowery Cowgill is a writer, editor, teacher and farmer. As an editor, she works as the managing editor of PBS MediaShift. As a teacher, she’s an adjunct professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism, specializing in teaching feature writing, legislative reporting, rural journalism and online journalism. Formerly, she was the editor in chief of the online magazine NewWest.Net, which she co-founded. Before that, worked as a newswoman for the Associated Press. When she’s not writing or editing, she’s helping her husband wrangle 150 heritage turkeys, 30 acres of food, overgrown weeds or their young children.