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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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James, Scott; Swan, Karen; Daston, Cassandra – Online Learning, 2016
Online learning continues to grow at post-secondary institutions across the United States, but many question its efficacy, especially for students most at-risk for failure. This paper engages that issue. It examines recent research on the success of community college students who take online classes and explores similar comparisons using 656,258…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Undergraduate Students, Two Year College Students, School Holding Power
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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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Selber, Katherine; Biggs, Mary Jo Garcia; Chavkin, Nancy Feyl; Wright, Micah C. – Online Learning, 2015
This article describes one school of social work's innovative online elective course to prepare Masters of Social Work (MSW) students for practice with the military, veterans and their families. Developed as part of a university-wide Veterans Initiative, this online course keeps the focus on the student veteran and uses the best practices of…
Descriptors: Social Work, Elective Courses, Veterans, Online Courses
Kiser, Kim – Online Learning, 2001
Discusses problems that users with disabilities, particularly visual impairments, have with Web-based classes. Discusses efforts by the Texas Commission for the Blind to offer Web-based training to visually impaired staff members; and explains how to test a Web site for accessibility and how to make a Web site more accessible and effective. (LRW)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Online Courses, Training Methods, Visual Impairments