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Pape, Liz – School Administrator, 2006
In recent years, thanks to the evolution of the Internet, wide availability of classroom computers and increased broadband access, blended learning is emerging as a new tool in the K-12 educational toolkit. Defined as learning that combines online and face-to-face approaches, blended learning is accomplished through the combined use of virtual and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, High Schools, Computer Mediated Communication, Conventional Instruction
Pape, Liz – School Administrator, 2004
Online education recently has been receiving a lot of attention at the K-12 level. Some may see it as a remedy for school budgets that are overstretched. Others view it as another means for reaching and teaching students and teachers, and some view online course delivery as an alternative educational choice. In fact, online education is simply…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Educational Policy
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Roblyer, M. D.; Davis, Lloyd; Mills, Steven C.; Marshall, Jon; Pape, Liz – American Journal of Distance Education, 2008
Two lines of research have emerged to study the causes and prevention of student failure in virtual (K-12) schools: studies of learner characteristics and studies of learning environment characteristics. To develop a useful model for predicting failure and promoting success in virtual school environments, a study was designed to measure the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology, Models