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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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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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Alvarado-Alcantar, Rebecca; Keeley, Randa G.; Sherrow, Breanna L. – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2018
In this study, the researchers investigated accessibility and usability needs of students enrolled in blended courses in high school. Needs addressed were: course preference or course satisfaction, accessibility of support systems, and help-seeking behaviors. Students enrolled in a twelfth-grade blended course in a high school in the southwestern…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Usability, Preferences, Blended Learning
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de Barros, Ana Paula Rodrigues Magalḥes; Simmt, Elaine; Maltempi, Marcus Vinicius РJournal of Online Learning Research, 2017
The use of technological resources has the potential to make viable new and less traditional methodologies of teaching that take into account student differences. Blended learning can be a way to rethink classes so that students have more freedom in their processes of learning. The goal of this article is to understand a blended learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Graziano, Kevin J.; Hall, John D. – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2017
Research on flipped instruction with English Language Learners (ELLs) is sparse. Data-driven flipped research conducted with ELLs primarily involves adult learners attending a college or university. This study examined the academic performance of secondary ELLs who received flipped instruction in an algebra course at a newcomer school compared to…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework
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Barnett, Karis K. – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
Studies addressing at-risk students' perceptions of valuable caring relationships within their unique online environment are rare. While the phrase at-risk has a variety of meanings, this study examined the term pertaining to students who were labeled due to endangerment of not graduating from high school based on their life circumstances. Through…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Online Courses, Repetition, Required Courses
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Oviatt, Darin R.; Graham, Charles R.; Borup, Jered; Davies, Randall S. – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
Research suggests that collaborative learning designs, which require interaction with teachers and peers, can promote engagement and learning for online courses. Many K-12 students seek supplemental online courses to meet graduation requirements and desire flexibility, which often conflicts with required interactions. This paper asserts that…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Independent Study, Communities of Practice
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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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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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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