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Borup, Jered; Evmenova, Anna S. – Online Learning, 2019
Growth of online learning has placed increased pressure on K-12 schools and universities to provide students at all levels with qualified instructors. It is especially important that colleges of education provide pre- and in-service teachers with skilled online instructors so that they can experience the benefit of quality online instruction…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Electronic Learning, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Rice, Mary F. – Online Learning, 2018
As more K-12 students with disabilities enroll in online courses, virtual schools and programs are working to make courses accessible through stronger course design. When course designers approach the issue of accessibility, they must comply with legal requirements and mitigate the challenges many students with disabilities face for literacy and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Disabilities, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Technology
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Oviatt, Darin R.; Graham, Charles R.; Davies, Randall S.; Borup, Jered – Online Learning, 2018
Research has suggested that independent study students in online courses may benefit from engaging with a proximate community of engagement (PCE) and that students perceive that such engagement will help them succeed. Independent Study students were surveyed at the completion of their course to assess the level at which they actually interacted…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Electronic Learning, Communities of Practice, Learner Engagement
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Sharp, Laurie A.; Hamil, Marc – Online Learning, 2018
Much literature has presented evidence that supplemental digital resources enhance student performance with mathematics. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of a web-adaptive digital resource, Think Through Math©, on student performance with state-mandated annual standardized mathematics assessments. This study utilized a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Educational Researchers, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Learning
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Rice, Mary F. – Online Learning, 2017
Online teacher professional development (oTPD) researchers have been concerned with design features, teacher change in practice, and student learning, as well as establishing guidelines for directing funding support. Even so, previous work suggests that high-quality instructional support for all students with disabilities is still on the horizon.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Disabilities
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Spring, Kristian J.; Graham, Charles R. – Online Learning, 2017
The goal of this research was to discover and compare themes of the top blended learning (BL) articles from seven different regions of the world. Top cited articles in BL from these regions show strong similarities in research processes, practice, terminology, and focus. Small differences are apparent among the regions and top articles in general,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Larkin, Ingle M.; Brantley-Dias, Laurie; Lokey-Vega, Anissa – Online Learning, 2016
The purpose of this study was to measure and explore factors influencing K-12 online teachers' job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover intentions. Using Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (1954), Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory of Satisfaction (1959, 1968), Meyer and Allen's measure of Organizational Commitment (1997), and Fishbein and…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Online Courses, Intention, Faculty Mobility
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Rice, Mary F.; Carter, Richard Allen, Jr. – Online Learning, 2016
Students with disabilities represent a growing number of learners receiving education in K-12 fully online learning programs. They are, unfortunately, also a large segment of the online learning population who are not experiencing success in these environments. In response, scholars have recommended increasing instruction in self-regulation skills…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Control, Online Courses
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Archambault, Leanna; Kennedy, Kathryn; Freidhoff, Joseph R. – Online Learning, 2016
Policy surrounding K-12 online learning continues to evolve as the field grows exponentially. In Michigan, Section 21f of the State School Aid Act enacted in 2013 strengthened parents' and students' ability to request online courses: "A student enrolled in a district in any of grades 6 to 12 is eligible to enroll in an online course as…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Accountability, Stakeholders, Online Courses
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Pourreau, Leslie – Online Learning, 2015
The intent of this article is to introduce long-time "Online Learning" readership to the field of K-12 online learning while also providing direction for the K-12 online learning scholars about where the field is going or should be going in terms of meeting the needs of K-12 stakeholders. Recently an interview was conducted with Dr. Joe…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Scholarship, Educational Trends
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Whiteside, Aimee L. – Online Learning, 2015
This study explores the level of "social presence" or connectedness, in two iterations of a 13-month, graduate-level certificate program designed to help K-12 school leaders integrate technology in their districts. Vygotsky's Social Development Theory serves as the theoretical lens for this programmatic research. The methods include a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Blended Learning, Graduate Study, Social Development