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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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Heller, Kevin – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2018
The Colin standards for online courses are widely used by educational institutions across the world, including the University of California (UC), which uses them in its formula for determining whether or not a high school course can be used to meet minimum eligibility requirements for admission to the University. To date, however, there has been…
Descriptors: Universities, College Students, National Standards, Educational Quality
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Evmenova, Anya – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2018
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a scientifically-based framework for developing curricula that acknowledges learner diversity as a function of human variability. While it is possible to implement UDL without advanced technologies, it is easier and more efficient to provide multiple means of engagement, representation, and action/expression…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Student Diversity, Special Needs Students, Inservice Teacher Education
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Shand, Kristen; Farrelly, Susan Glassett – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2017
In this study, we explore the design and delivery of a blended social studies teaching methods course to examine the elements of the blended design that pre-service teachers found most constructive. In focus groups at the completion of the course, pre-service teachers were asked to reflect on their experience in the blended course, identify the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Connell, Michael W.; Johnston, Sam Catherine; Hall, Tracey E.; Stahl, William – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2017
Within blended learning environments, the availability and analysis of student data has emerged as a central issue. For struggling students, data generated by digital learning systems present new opportunities to investigate critical success factors. In reality, many seemingly basic questions about persistence, progress, and performance of these…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Disabilities, Online Courses
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Acree, Lauren; Gibson, Theresa; Mangum, Nancy; Wolf, Mary Ann; Kellogg, Shaun; Branon, Suzanne – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2017
This study provides a mixed-methods case-study design evaluation of the Leadership in Blended Learning (LBL) program. The LBL program uses blended approaches, including face-to-face and online, to prepare school leaders to implement blended learning initiatives in their schools. This evaluation found that the program designers effectively…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies, Leadership Training
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McAllister, Laura; Graham, Charles R. – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
This study examined existing K-12 online teacher preparation programs in the United States to ascertain the degree to which teachers are prepared to function in online/blended classroom learning environments. This study used a content analysis approach. Research specifically targeted online teacher preparation programs implemented in institutions…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Online Courses, Elementary Secondary Education
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Zweig, Jacqueline S.; Stafford, Erin T. – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
In addition to teaching the subject matter, online teachers are tasked with supporting students' understanding of the online environment as well as students' progress, engagement, and interactions within the course. Yet only four states and the District of Columbia require teachers to receive training in online instruction prior to teaching a K-12…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Surveys, Faculty Development, Preservice Teacher Education
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Quiroz, René E.; Ritter, Nicola L.; Li, Yun; Newton, Rhonda C.; Palkar, Trupti – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
The number of online courses, programs, and schools are growing exponentially in K-12 education. Given the unique nature of online courses and the distinct skills necessary to create a quality online course, it is essential that effective professional development be provided for teachers designing online courses. Online courses need to be of the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Quality, Instructional Design, Faculty Development