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Flores, Serena; Walters, Nicole McZeal; Kiekel, Jean – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine holistic perceptions of teachers in a virtual high school who deliver secondary instruction using an online format. The demand for equitable learning spaces to support both teachers and students have led to the increased demand of virtual schools. The questionnaire administered to eight online…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Virtual Classrooms, High Schools, Qualitative Research
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Bates, Rodger; LaBrecque, Bryan – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Previous research identified a variety of special populations which may be serviced through online learning activities. These have included the military, Native Americans, prisoners, remote occupations, and others. This paper focuses the growing role of distance learning opportunities for student and professional athletes. Special attention is…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Education
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Mayer, Greg; Hendricks, Cher – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
This study describes interaction patterns observed during a pilot project that explored the use of web-conferencing (WC) software in two undergraduate distance education courses offered to advanced high-school students. The pilot program replaced video-conferencing technology with WC software during recitations, so as to increase participation in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Distance Education, High School Students, Advanced Courses
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Mosier, Brian; Lynn, Susan – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
The incredible growth rates and increased enrollments in virtual physical education (VPE), otherwise known as K-12 online physical education, continue to rise. VPE has the potential to service K-12 student learning in independent and self-paced curriculum. However, VPE brings a healthy skepticism among the profession. To this point, it is…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Interviews, Content Analysis, Case Studies
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Huett, Kim C.; Huett, Jason B.; Ringlaben, Ravic – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2011
Using an explanatory mixed methods design, this study uses the National Standards of Quality for Online Courses to measure the extent to which teachers in a blended middle school and a fully online supplemental high school are designing quality online learning environments for students. As a part of fully online graduate coursework, graduate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, National Standards, Online Courses, School Districts
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Judd, Daniel R.; Woolstenhulme, David R.; Woolstenhulme, Karen Jo; Lafferty, Vincent J. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2009
A concurrent enrollment partnership (CEP) offers qualified students in high school the opportunity to take university courses. A CEP is usually between a postsecondary institution and a school district. In a CEP the postsecondary institution is contracted to provide college-level courses in the district's high schools and is called the sponsoring…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Distance Education, Partnerships in Education
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Dodd, Charlene; Kirby, Dale; Seifert, Tim; Sharpe, Dennis – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2009
The rapid growth of information technologies has influenced the way in which education is delivered and experienced. Little is currently known about the impact of distance education experience at the secondary level of the educational system on subsequent educational pursuits in the post-secondary education system. This research utilized archival…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Academic Persistence, Rural Education
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Roblyer, M. D.; Davis, Lloyd – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2008
Virtual schooling has the potential to offer K-12 students increased access to educational opportunities not available locally, but comparatively high dropout rates continue to be a problem, especially for the underserved students most in need of these opportunities. Creating and using prediction models to identify at-risk virtual learners, long a…
Descriptors: Prediction, Predictor Variables, Success, Virtual Classrooms
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Baker, Russell K. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2003
Defined in its most basic form, distance learning occurs when the student and the instructor are logistically separated. The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework for the development and evaluation of online distance learning courses, based on integrating an adaptation of Tyler's principles within the levels of cognitive learning in…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Curriculum Development, Teaching Methods