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ERIC Number: EJ831713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 99
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Research and Practice in K-12 Online Learning: A Review of Open Access Literature
Cavanaugh, Cathy S.; Barbour, Michael K.; Clark, Tom
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v10 n1 Feb 2009
The literature related to online learning programs for K-12 students dates to the mid-1990s and builds upon a century of research and practice from K-12 distance education. While K-12 online learning programs have evolved and grown over the past decade, the amount of published research on virtual schooling practice and policy is limited. The current literature includes practitioner reports and experimental and quasi-experimental studies, both published and unpublished. This paper reviews open access literature in K-12 online learning and reports on a structured content analysis of the documents. Themes in the literature include steady growth and a focus on the benefits, challenges, and broad effectiveness of K-12 online learning. In addition, newly developed standards for K-12 online learning are emerging in descriptions of effective practices. (Contains 9 tables and 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A