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ERIC Number: EJ1090574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
Cyber-Truancy: Addressing Issues of Attendance in the Digital Age
Archambault, Leanna; Kennedy, Kathryn; Bender, Stacy
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v46 n1 p1-28 2013
Although mandatory attendance is easily determined in a traditional, brick-and-mortar school, monitoring and enforcing attendance and truancy in an online environment is less obvious. Despite this challenge, virtual schools, especially those that are publicly funded, have a requirement to ensure that students who are enrolled are actually logging on, completing lessons, and "attending" classes in an online setting. This article describes how attendance and truancy laws apply to online students and explores the notion of cyber-truancy. Within the context of Minnesota Virtual High School, one of the first schools to develop online attendance policies, we explore the impact and significance of enforcing cyber-truancy policy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
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