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Rice, Mary F.; Ortiz, Kelsey R.; Curry, Toni M.; Petropoulos, Ryan – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
With increases in the number of students enrolling in virtual schools, increases in students with disabilities can also be expected at virtual schools. Further, not all of these students enrolling in virtual schools will live with their biological parents. As students with disabilities move online, they continue to be protected under the…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Multiple Disabilities, Electronic Learning, Students with Disabilities
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Turley, Chad; Graham, Charles – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
This case study explores differences between two online course models by investigating the results of a student end-of-course evaluation survey and teacher communication logs in two online high school courses. The two course models were designed with different types and levels of interaction, one with high levels of student-content interaction,…
Descriptors: Interaction, Student Satisfaction, Time Management, Online Courses
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Hu, Min; Arnesen, Karen; Barbour, Michael K.; Leary, Heather – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
In this study, the authors analyzed 51 articles published between 2015 and 2018 inclusive in the "Journal of Online Learning Research" (JOLR). The purpose of this study was to examine the trends regarding article topics, geography, research methods and article types, authorship, and citation frequency. The results indicated that JOLR…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kwon, Jemma Bae; DeBruler, Kristen; Kennedy, Kathryn – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to provide a snapshot of successful K-12 online learning in one of the frontrunner states in the field--Michigan. The authors explored the state's legislative and policy infrastructure; the beliefs, perceptions, and values of various stakeholders; and statewide enrollment patterns and effectiveness for the 2015-16…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Elementary Secondary Education, Management Systems, Feedback (Response)
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Oliver, Kevin M.; Cook, Michael P.; Wiseman, Angela – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
Two cohorts of teachers participated in a professional development program in summer 2016 and 2017 focused on incorporating global perspectives and activities into K-12 classrooms using contemporary technologies. One part of this program required teachers to plan and carry out a global project with an international classroom as a means to…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Faculty Development, Global Approach, International Education
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Fazal, Minaz; Bryant, Melanie – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
Blended learning models can help teachers leverage the power of technology to customize student learning and differentiate instruction for students at varying achievement levels. Research on the effectiveness of blended learning in K-12 education has largely relied on case studies, and findings suggest differences in achievement outcomes based on…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Mathematics, Instructional Effectiveness
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Cavanaugh, Cathy; Roe, Meredith – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
Ten secondary schools in a large state-wide education system initiated a virtual school network to address the lack of upper secondary school courses for university entry in smaller high schools. This article highlights the yearlong professional learning program designed to prepare a cohort of classroom teachers, who were novices to teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, Online Courses, Communities of Practice
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Farmer, Tadd; West, Richard – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
In this interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) study, we found that the experiences of online teachers are highly complex and individualized, and that the development of their concerns as teachers is largely unaffected by years of teaching experience. Because of the dramatic increase in online K-12 education, there is a need for additional…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses
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Anthony, Elizabeth – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
Decades of research have shown that the quality of instruction a student receives has a greater impact than any other factor on his or her learning, but the emergence of the blended learning model has caused many teachers and leaders to focus on innovation and changing practices rather than on developing the research-based teacher practices that…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Elementary Education, Best Practices, Student Evaluation