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Crouse, Toni; Rice, Mary; Mellard, Daryl – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2018
As K-12 online learning continues to grow for all student populations, so should knowledge of best practices related to teaching students with diverse learning needs, including students with disabilities. The absence of a strong literature base provides a unique opportunity to explore teacher knowledge in these settings, particularly as they…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Teacher Attitudes, Best Practices
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Gyabak, Khendum; Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne; Ray, Joanna – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
Teachers are typically abstracted from the design process and not referred to as instructional designers. However, they are constantly designing instruction or adapting instructional materials on a daily basis. Teachers provide a unique perspective as instructional designers: instructional design, content experts, and instruction delivery. Thus,…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Online Courses, Elementary Secondary Education, Case Studies
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Freidhoff, Joseph R.; Borup, Jered; Stimson, Rebecca J.; DeBruler, Kristen – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
Emerging research suggests that on-site mentors can play an important role in supporting K-12 online learners, yet in practice there is wide variability in what mentoring looks like from program to program. Recently, states like Michigan have expanded online course access programs, accelerating the need for better on-ground support models for…
Descriptors: Mentors, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Public Schools
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Curtis, Heidi; Werth, Loredana – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
Although questions exist about the effectiveness of online education, it is a growing part of the pantheon of educational choices available to students in America today. Online education first gained popularity for advanced learners, but at-risk populations are increasingly enrolling in online learning environments. This study explored student…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Success, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement