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Arnesen, Karen T.; Hveem, Joshua; Short, Cecil R.; West, Richard E.; Barbour, Michael K. – Distance Education, 2019
In this study, we examined the research literature in the field of K-12 online learning to identify the leading scholars, journals, top cited articles, research methods, and topics in this field of inquiry. Our research process involved collecting a corpus of journal articles focused on K-12 online and distance learning; categorizing these…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Journal Articles
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Pulham, Emily; Graham, Charles R. – Distance Education, 2018
This article presents a synthesis of reports and research on K-12 blended teaching competencies compared with K-12 online teaching competencies. The skills needed to teach in online and blended environments are distinct from traditional teaching, but teacher education programs often do not equip preservice teachers for the new modes of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning
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Xie, Kui; Lu, Lin; Cheng, Sheng-Lun; Izmirli, Serkan – Distance Education, 2017
Research has focused on the significance of social presence in online learning. However, peer interaction does not always result in positive emotions and feelings; it can trigger tension, distress, and anger within a learning community. Therefore, conflictual presence, as a carrier of negative valence within presence, is also a critical element…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Discourse Analysis, Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication
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Moore-Adams, Brianne L.; Jones, W. Monty; Cohen, Jonathan – Distance Education, 2016
There is a growing need for qualified online instructors to teach the expanding population of online K-12 students. To meet this need, teachers must be provided learning opportunities to acquire the specific types of knowledge and skills necessary to teach online. In this systematic review of the literature, we utilize the TPACK framework to…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Web Based Instruction, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Baggaley, Jon – Distance Education, 2013
Inaccurate predictions about educational technology are discussed, and the tendency for them to go unchallenged. Their global generalizability is questionable when the expertise underlying them is restricted to local contexts or is unknown. The limitations of futuristic studies need to be stressed to prevent their conclusions from being applied…
Descriptors: Prediction, Educational Technology, Technological Advancement, Adoption (Ideas)
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Hawkins, Abigail; Graham, Charles R.; Sudweeks, Richard R.; Barbour, Michael K. – Distance Education, 2013
This study examined the relationship between students' perceptions of teacher-student interaction and academic performance at an asynchronous, self-paced, statewide virtual high school. Academic performance was measured by grade awarded and course completion. There were 2269 students who responded to an 18-item survey designed to measure student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Factor Analysis, Student Attitudes, Interpersonal Relationship
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Halverson, Lisa R.; Graham, Charles R.; Spring, Kristian J.; Drysdale, Jeffery S. – Distance Education, 2012
Blended learning is a diverse and expanding area of design and inquiry that combines face-to-face and online modalities. As blended learning research matures, numerous voices enter the conversation. This study begins the search for the center of this emerging area of study by finding the most cited scholarship on blended learning. Using Harzing's…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Blended Learning, Web Based Instruction, Literature Reviews
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Irvin, Matthew J.; Hannum, Wallace H.; de la Varre, Claire; Farmer, Thomas W.; Keane, Julie – Distance Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine rural school district administrators' satisfaction with distance education in the United States and to identify factors that may contribute to their satisfaction. Telephone interviews were conducted with administrators in randomly selected rural districts across the country. Analyses revealed that students'…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Distance Education, Rural Schools, Satisfaction
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Latchem, Colin – Distance Education, 2012
This article presents an interview with Sir John Daniel outgoing President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning. Sir John Daniel's term as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) ended on May 31, 2012. Readers of "Distance Education" will know of Sir John's work at the Tele-universite (Directeur des…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Presidents
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Harding, Terry – Distance Education, 2012
This reflection outlines the problems associated with the Australian Government's recurrent funding policy for non-government distance education. It demonstrates the policy's inconsistencies with stated government educational policy and with commonly held expectations of fairness in a democratic society. A comparison of the current funding of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Distance Education, Democracy, Prior Learning
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Scanlon, Eileen – Distance Education, 2012
This article focuses on the potential of free tools, particularly inquiry tools for influencing participation in twenty-first-century learning in science, as well as influencing the development of communities around tools. Two examples are presented: one on the development of an open source tool for structured inquiry learning that can bridge the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Development, Observation, Science Instruction
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Veletsianos, George; Doering, Aaron; Henrickson, Jeni – Distance Education, 2012
We examine the experiences of five teachers who traveled with a team of educators, scientists, and explorers on circumpolar Arctic expeditions to deliver adventure learning (AL) programs to K-12 students at a distance. Results highlight the personal and professional impacts this opportunity had on teachers, including their empowering, fulfilling,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction, Instructional Design
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Baran, Evrim; Correia, Ana-Paula; Thompson, Ann – Distance Education, 2011
Understanding what is lacking in the online teaching literature is critical to helping researchers and practitioners develop programs and support mechanisms for online teachers in higher education. This review formulates a critique of the standards- and competency-driven vision of online teaching from the perspective of transformative learning…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Teacher Role, Online Courses, Transformative Learning
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Koseoglu, Suzan; Doering, Aaron – Distance Education, 2011
The GoNorth! Adventure Learning (AL) Series delivered educational programs about global climate change and sustainability from 2006 to 2010 via a hybrid-learning environment that included a curriculum designed with activities that worked in conjunction with the travels of Team GoNorth! as they dog sledded throughout the circumpolar Arctic. This…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Adventure Education
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Bethel, Edward C.; Bernard, Robert M. – Distance Education, 2010
This paper describes a range of models and methods for synthesizing diverse forms of research evidence. Although this topic is applicable to many contexts (e.g. education, health care), the focus here is on the research traditions of distance education and online learning. Thirteen models and methods are described, and seven examples from distance…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Research Methodology, Online Courses
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