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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
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An, Yun-Jo; Reigeluth, Charles – Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 2012
Although a wealth of literature discusses the factors that affect technology integration in general and how to improve professional development efforts, few studies have examined issues related to learner-centered technology integration. Thus, this study aims to explore K-12 teachers' beliefs, perceptions, barriers, and support needs in the…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Rural Schools, Educational Principles
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Hayward, Jacob; Holt, Carleton – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2011
The federal government, through the Department of Education, distributed millions of dollars to state education departments as part of the American Recovery and Restoration Act (ARRA). Many districts applied for and received thousands of dollars in order to make improvements to schools and impact student achievement. Several districts purchased…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Resource Allocation, Educational Technology
Education Week, 2010
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed legislation this month promoting the growth of virtual schools. The new law requires the state to develop policies for approving and monitoring a wide array of private and nonprofit online education providers. The legislative action in Virginia is the most recent major policy move by a state to expand the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Online Courses