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Pulham, Emily B.; Graham, Charles R.; Short, Cecil R. – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2018
Although research has explored teacher competencies in K-12 blended and online learning, it has not specified which competencies are appropriate to an online or digital medium, which refer to blending in-person with online experiences, or which are generic--applicable in any teaching modality. This article explores selected K-12 online and blended…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Blended Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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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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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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Brasiel, Sarah; Jeong, Soojeong; Ames, Clarence; Lawanto, Kevin; Yuan, Min; Martin, Taylor – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
Teaching mathematics has long required the use of technology due many powerful affordances. More recently, education technology has been developed to support personalized learning through the use of adaptive learning systems. Through the use of educational technology in online learning, there is great potential for improving students' mathematics…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Influence of Technology
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Stevens, Mark; Rice, Mary F. – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
In blended learning models, students do part of their coursework online and part in small groups with teachers in classrooms. The presence (teaching, cognitive, social) that teachers need to assert in blended environments has been the subject of much scholarly interest. The purpose of this paper is to share findings from a narrative inquiry that…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Oliver, Kevin; Kellogg, Shaun – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
This paper summarizes evaluation findings about a high school credit recovery (CR) program as solicited by a statesponsored virtual school in the United States. Student and teacher surveys explained why CR students failed previous instances of face-to-face courses and defined how the online CR model helped these learners overcome both internal…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Repetition, Required Courses, High School Students
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Nigh, Jennifer; Pytash, Kristine E.; Ferdig, Richard E.; Merchant, William – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
The massive open online course (MOOC) is a relatively new concept in K-12 teaching and learning environments. Although significant work has been done with MOOCs since 2008, it has only been recently that MOOCs have been studied with K-12 populations. The purpose of this study was to further examine the motivation of K-12 students enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Lowes, Susan; Lin, Peiyi – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
In this study, approximately 600 online high school students were asked to take Rotter's locus of control questionnaire and then reflect on the results, with the goal of helping them think about their ability to regulate their learning in this new environment. In addition, it was hoped that the results could provide a diagnostic for teachers who…
Descriptors: High School Students, Online Courses, Locus of Control, Questionnaires
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Archambault, Leanna; Larson, Jean – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
The purpose of this study was threefold: (1) to examine the needs of K-12 online teachers, including the dominant factors and career paths that influenced their decision to teach online; (2) to discover what online teachers viewed as the most important attributes an online teacher must have to be highly effective; and (3) to highlight the nature…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Career Choice, Decision Making