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ERIC Number: EJ1148836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2374-1473
Fostering Student Success and Engagement in a K-12 Online School
Curtis, Heidi; Werth, Loredana
Journal of Online Learning Research, v1 n2 p163-190 2015
Although questions exist about the effectiveness of online education, it is a growing part of the pantheon of educational choices available to students in America today. Online education first gained popularity for advanced learners, but at-risk populations are increasingly enrolling in online learning environments. This study explored student achievement in a K-12, full-time, online learning environment and the effect parents had on student success. Themes from semi-structured interviews found that parents of current or former students in a full-time, online school perceived multiple facets of student success in the online environment. Online K-12 schools can provide support to families by communicating, being transparent with tools, and individualizing instruction. Students must be self-motivated, engaged and participating, and accountable for their own learning. Parents should be available to monitor, mentor, and motivate students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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