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Smith, Chad; Allman, Tamby; Crocker, Samantha – Online Learning, 2017
This study and discussion center upon the use of "YouTube's" automatic captioning feature with college-age adult readers. The study required 75 participants with college experience to view brief middle school science videos with automatic captioning on "YouTube" and answer comprehension questions based on material presented…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Middle Schools
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Farmer, Tadd; West, Richard – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
In this interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) study, we found that the experiences of online teachers are highly complex and individualized, and that the development of their concerns as teachers is largely unaffected by years of teaching experience. Because of the dramatic increase in online K-12 education, there is a need for additional…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses
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Lueken, Martin; Ritter, Gary; Beck, Dennis – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
This paper evaluates an online charter school that serves children in grades K-8 in a southern state in the United States. We compare growth in math and literacy learning on state standardized assessments between students enrolled in this school and "matched twin" students enrolled in traditional public school students statewide each…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Charter Schools, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
Barbour, Michael K. – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2010
Two years ago, the then North American Council for Online Learning released the initial "Snapshot State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada" report. This study was the first systematic examination of K-12 distance education policies and activities in each of the thirteen Canadian provinces and territories. One year ago, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Educational Policy, Inservice Teacher Education
Barbour, Michael K. – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2009
The goal of the initial "Snapshot State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada" report was to provide an overview of the state of K-12 online learning in Canada. This was accomplished through the use of short commentaries about the state of K-12 distance education for each province and territory, along with more developed case…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Distance Education, Online Courses
Cavanaugh, Cathy; Barbour, Michael; Brown, Regina; Diamond, Daryl; Lowes, Susan; Powell, Allison; Rose, Ray; Scheick, Amy; Scribner, Donna; Van der Molen, Julia – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2009
Online teaching is a complex professional practice. In addition to their content knowledge and pedagogical skill, online teachers must be qualified in methods of teaching the content online and have experience in online learning. This document examines some of the aspects of online teaching, specifically those related to communication and…
Descriptors: Interaction, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Communication Strategies
Watson, John; Gemin, Butch – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2009
In at least 44 states across the country, students are logging in to learn at all times of the day and night--accessing courses they might otherwise be unable to take, interacting with students they might otherwise never know, and working with highly qualified teachers they otherwise could not access. In these and countless other ways, online…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Change, Barriers, Policy Analysis
Watson, John; Gemin, Butch – North American Council for Online Learning, 2008
Online learning programs are designed to expand high-quality educational opportunities and to meet the needs of diverse students. While the primary reason online courses are offered in school districts is to expand offerings to courses that would otherwise be unavailable, the second most commonly cited reason for offering online learning is to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Needs, Advanced Students, Advanced Placement
Wortmann, Karly; Cavanaugh, Cathy; Kennedy, Kathryn; Beldarrain, Yoany; Letourneau, Therese; Zygouris-Coe, Vicky – North American Council for Online Learning, 2008
This document describes the mentoring relationship from the perspectives of several virtual schools that have built mentoring programs to assist their new teachers. Each school's mentoring program is unique and has been designed specifically for the school's staff, size, and instructional approach. These schools have learned that a successful…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Persistence, Beginning Teachers, Coaching (Performance)
Barbour, Michael K.; Stewart, Robin – North American Council for Online Learning, 2008
To date, most of what is known about K-12 online learning from the media and literature is focused upon experiences in the United States. However, virtual schooling first began in Canada in 1994-95. Over the past fourteen years, there has been little federal funding for the development and research of K-12 online learning in Canada. This has…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Foreign Countries
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Johnson, Todd E.; Maring, Gerald H.; Doty, John H.; Fickle, Michelle – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2006
This article is a descriptive study of an evolving cybermentoring videoconferencing practice and tool developed to support preservice teacher training. Cybermentoring projects are synchronous distance learning collaborations using high-end video conferencing to foster interactive learning and tutoring among preservice teachers and K-12 students,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Videoconferencing, Preservice Teacher Education, Distance Education
Davis, Niki; Rose, Ray – North American Council for Online Learning, 2007
This report examines the types of professional development necessary to implement successful online learning initiatives. The potential for schools utilizing online learning is tremendous: schools can develop new distribution methods to enable equity and access for all students, they can provide high quality content for all students and they can…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Misconceptions, School Administration
Watson, John F. – North American Council for Online Learning, 2007
Online learning is growing rapidly across the United States within all levels of education, as more and more students and educators become familiar with the benefits of learning unconstrained by time and place. Across most states and all grade levels, students are finding increased opportunity, flexibility, and convenience through online learning.…
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Resources, Student Evaluation, Educational Assessment