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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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Borup, Jered; Stevens, Mark A. – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
Despite high growth rates, cyber charter schools experience higher attrition rates than their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Students' reasons for failing an online course are complex and students may require a high level of teacher support to be successful online. Research examining effective teacher engagement has relied heavily on teacher…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, High Schools, Parent Attitudes, Interviews
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Linton, Jayme – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
This qualitative case study used Wenger's (1998) communities of practice (CoP) framework to analyze how the ongoing electronic learning community (eLC) process at an established state virtual high school (SVHS) supported online teachers in building relationships with online students. Lave and Wenger's (1991) concept of legitimate peripheral…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, High School Students, Communities of Practice
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Borup, Jered; Stevens, Mark A. – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
As K-12 online programs mature, it is increasingly important that they work to retain their effective teachers. However, there is little research that has examined teacher satisfaction in K-12 online learning environments. Our analysis of 22 interviews with 11 teachers at an online charter school identified three primary factors that influenced…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Charter Schools, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes
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Wayer, Nicola; Crippen, Kent; Dawson, Kara – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
This study investigated the ways in which four K-12 teachers, following professional development in blended learning, designed the online portion of their blended learning courses and how these online components were ultimately enacted with students. Specifically, the study investigates what kind of content, resources, or activities were developed…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Online Courses, Course Organization, Secondary School Teachers
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Gyabak, Khendum; Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne; Ray, Joanna – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
Teachers are typically abstracted from the design process and not referred to as instructional designers. However, they are constantly designing instruction or adapting instructional materials on a daily basis. Teachers provide a unique perspective as instructional designers: instructional design, content experts, and instruction delivery. Thus,…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Online Courses, Elementary Secondary Education, Case Studies
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Freidhoff, Joseph R.; Borup, Jered; Stimson, Rebecca J.; DeBruler, Kristen – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
Emerging research suggests that on-site mentors can play an important role in supporting K-12 online learners, yet in practice there is wide variability in what mentoring looks like from program to program. Recently, states like Michigan have expanded online course access programs, accelerating the need for better on-ground support models for…
Descriptors: Mentors, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Public Schools