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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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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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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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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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Lewis, Somer; Garrett Dikkers, Amy – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
This qualitative study used survey research to examine a blended co-taught model of instruction designed for students enrolled in an Occupational Course of Study via the North Carolina Virtual Public School. While blended learning has successfully served the needs of students with disabilities, face-to-face and virtual teachers identify the need…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Team Teaching, Qualitative Research, Virtual Classrooms
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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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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