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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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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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Balentyne, Phoebe; Varga, Mary Alice – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2017
Blended learning opportunities are expanding for K-12 students in public school settings. As these opportunities increase, researchers and educators seek to discover specific characteristics of the students who are most successful in blended learning environments. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between students'…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Mathematics Achievement, Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education
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Parks, Rebecca A.; Oliver, Wendy; Carson, Elaine – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
Using quantitative methods, the current study addresses the phenomenon of blended learning and the impact of professional development (PD) in blended learning on teacher practice. Two separate but complementary investigations, Oliver's (2013) focus group data for examining Oliver's Framework for Blended Instruction and Parks' (2015) national…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Middle Schools, High Schools, Faculty Development
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Riel, Jeremy; Lawless, Kimberly A.; Brown, Scott W. – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
Curricular interventions that embed blended learning technologies and pedagogies should support teachers' everyday practice. However, teachers' perspectives of what is happening "in the trenches" are often not systematically considered when evaluating curriculum and PD goals. Responsive online teacher professional development (ROPD)…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Curriculum Implementation, Barriers, Middle School Teachers
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Lueken, Martin; Ritter, Gary; Beck, Dennis – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
This paper evaluates an online charter school that serves children in grades K-8 in a southern state in the United States. We compare growth in math and literacy learning on state standardized assessments between students enrolled in this school and "matched twin" students enrolled in traditional public school students statewide each…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Charter Schools, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Schafer-Mayse, Diane L. – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
In this study, 7th grade students were observed completing a series of lessons in an online science course to explore their thinking and strategies for: (1) using curriculum resources for learning, (2) developing thinking and strategies for self-assessing "assessment readiness," and (3) exploring the relationship between resource use and…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Middle School Students, Online Courses, Mixed Methods Research