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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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Cavanaugh, Cathy; Sessums, Christopher; Drexler, Wendy – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
This essay is a call for rethinking our approach to research in digital learning. It plots a path founded in social trends and advances in education. A brief review of these trends and advances is followed by discussion of what flattened research might look like at scale. Scaling research in digital learning is crucial to advancing understanding…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational Trends
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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
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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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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
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Curtis, Heidi; Werth, Loredana – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
Although questions exist about the effectiveness of online education, it is a growing part of the pantheon of educational choices available to students in America today. Online education first gained popularity for advanced learners, but at-risk populations are increasingly enrolling in online learning environments. This study explored student…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Success, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement
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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
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Akpinar, Yavuz; Ardac, Dilek; Er Amuce, Neslihan – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
Technological advancements have made it possible to design learning environments which support multiple representations, discussions and experimentations. This study designed and developed a web based argumentation environment, Argümantaryum. It provides virtual experimentation with, visually rich multi-representations of contents, video, and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web Based Instruction, Persuasive Discourse
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Lin, Chin-Hsi; Zheng, Binbin – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
Online teaching and learning have become widespread with the emergence of the Internet and other new technologies. However, online environments pose new challenges to those seeking to develop or choose suitable teaching approaches, and this is especially true in the case of language courses. Using survey and interview data, this study examines…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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