ERIC Number: EJ779830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Davis, Niki; Niederhauser, Dale S.
Learning & Leading with Technology, v34 n7 p10-15 Apr 2007
Virtual schooling, in which K-12 courses and activities are offered mostly or completely through digital communication technologies, has become firmly established in K-12 education across the United States. The VS movement continues to expand at a rapid rate, especially at the high school level. The continuing success of VS efforts will require K-12 teachers, administrators, and support staff at host schools to collaborate effectively with VS providers. Virtual schooling requires substantial shifts in teachers' roles and necessitates distributing responsibilities for providing an educational experience among host school participants and VS providers. Delineating new roles and responsibilities for teachers can raise their awareness of the demands of VS, and help them understand how teaching roles and responsibilities are likely to change in response to the needs of their digital native students. This article aims to raise the awareness of the people that every teacher may have a role to play in the facilitation of VS now that it is becoming a common experience in U.S. education. (Contains 13 resources.)
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Virtual Classrooms, Web Sites, Internet, Teacher Competencies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
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