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Larson, Lotta; Goodson, Lori – Educational Considerations, 2019
This "Educational Considerations" issue, with its theme of "Teaching and Learning in a Global Community," highlights education in an ever increasingly connected world--and how we get our students prepared to not only survive, but thrive in such an expanding environment. As we considered this topic, one of the individuals who…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Change Agents, Global Approach, Elementary School Teachers
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Stedrak, Luke J.; Rose, Amanda L. – Educational Considerations, 2015
With the advent and growth of elementary and secondary online education in the United States, teaching and learning has undergone radical change with unimagined alternatives to traditional brick-and-mortar classrooms, and online education is here to stay. Law and policy in some states has lagged behind the emergence of online K-12 education. The…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, State Policy
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Abrego, Jesus, Jr.; Pankake, Anita – Educational Considerations, 2010
Building and sustaining a school and district culture that has a technology "growth mindset" and the implementation of processes that support a technology-specific culture in which, "the role of the leader is to ensure that the organization develops relationships that help produce desirable results," would ensure that teachers and principals…
Descriptors: Educational Change, National Organizations, Professional Development, Leadership
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Salsberry, Trudy A. – Educational Considerations, 2010
Virtual schools are as different from each other as traditional schools are different when one moves from community to community or state to state. A virtual school typically offers a learning experience via the Internet, may or may not be supported by government funds, and may or may not be accredited. They have been in existence for quite some…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Quality Control, Leadership, Virtual Classrooms
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Currie, Nikki S. – Educational Considerations, 2010
Virtual schools are increasing in popularity as a method of providing formal education for a growing number of students in the United States. The economy, coupled with technological advances and parental demand for a more personalized, innovative, individually tailored, and high quality education alternative for their children has led to the…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Distance Education, Confidentiality, Counselor Training
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Miller, Teresa; Ribble, Michael – Educational Considerations, 2010
Online learning has changed education in many ways. This change was not mandated, but instead filled a need expressed by students. A problem with this shift toward online teaching is that it has happened randomly and irregularly within K-12 systems. Demands from students for online learning at both K-12 and higher education levels have not always…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Education Programs, Resistance to Change, Barriers
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Moody, Robert A.; Wieland, Regi L. – Educational Considerations, 2010
Successful operation of videoconferencing technology for interactive learning demands preparation and scheduling. Well-organized strategies for interaction assist faculty in meeting individual student needs and developing the "social presence" necessary to facilitate quality online learning. Organizations can be proactive by offering…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Needs, Distance Education, Online Courses