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Hart, Cassandra M. D.; Berger, Dan; Jacob, Brian; Loeb, Susanna; Hill, Michael – AERA Open, 2019
This article uses fixed effects models to estimate differences in contemporaneous and downstream academic outcomes for students who take courses virtually and face-to-face--both for initial attempts and for credit recovery. We find that while contemporaneous outcomes are positive for virtual students in both settings, downstream outcomes vary by…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, High School Students
Gemin, Butch; Smith, Barbara; Vashaw, Lauren; Watson, John; Harrington, Chris; LeBlanc, Elizabeth S. – Evergreen Education Group, 2018
Many reports on rural education give little attention to digital learning. At most, they tend to note either infrastructure needs or the potential of remote course access, with little focus on instruction, outcomes, or exemplars. This report intends to begin correcting that imbalance by connecting the dots between rural regions, rural education,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Strategies, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
Smerdon, Becky, Ed.; Borman, Kathryn M., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
Pressing Forward: Increasing and Expanding Rigor and Relevance in America's High Schools is organized to place secondary education, specifically the goals of preparing young adults to be college and career ready, in contemporary perspective, emphasizing the changing global economy and trends in policy and practice. High school students must be…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Secondary Education, Global Approach
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Howard, Sarah K. – Educational Media International, 2011
Educational change, such as technology integration, involves risk. Teachers are encouraged to "take risks", but what risks they are asked to take and how do they perceive these risks? Developing an understanding of teachers' technology-related risk perceptions can help explain their choices and behaviours. This paper presents a way to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Risk, Educational Change
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Wylie, Scott; Marri, Anand R. – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2010
Purpose: The paper aims to examine high school students' use of social networking to participate in teledeliberative democratic dialogue and explicates the implications of this dialogue for democratic education that is inclusive of all students. Design/methodology/approach: The case study analyzes the comments of 111 high school students over ten…
Descriptors: Cues, Nonverbal Communication, Citizenship, Democracy
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Weiss, Josie A.; Dwonch-Schoen, Kathy; Howard-Barr, Elissa M.; Panella, Michael P. – Social Work, 2010
The well-being of a community is only as good as the well-being of the individuals who reside in the community. A group of citizens, concerned about the welfare of their community, recognized the high rates of HIV/AIDS and teenage pregnancy in their south Florida county and decided to take action. Supported by community leaders and using available…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Sex Education, Community Action, Pregnancy
Myers, Ron York, Sr. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the use of technology on students' mathematics achievement, particularly the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) mathematics results. Eleven schools within the Miami-Dade County Public School System participated in a pilot program on the use of Geometers Sketchpad (GSP). Three of…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Pilot Projects, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests
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
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Hohenwarter, Judith; Hohenwarter, Markus; Lavicza, Zsolt – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2009
This paper describes a study aimed to identify most common impediments related to the introduction of an open-source mathematical software package GeoGebra. We report on the analysis of data collected during a three-week professional development programme organised for middle and high school teachers in Florida. The study identified challenges…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Workshops, Teacher Attitudes, Use Studies
Young, Julie; Birtolo, Pam; McElman, Raven – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2009
Online learning is creating new opportunities for thousands of students across the globe. Educators who embrace these reforms see this trend as a way to strengthen schools and meet students' individual needs. In this article, the authors describe how educators at Florida Virtual School embrace this learning environment to provide students with a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Experience, Electronic Learning, High Schools