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ERIC Number: EJ1229422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2374-1473
A Snapshot of Successful K-12 Online Learning: Focused on the 2015-16 Academic Year in Michigan
Kwon, Jemma Bae; DeBruler, Kristen; Kennedy, Kathryn
Journal of Online Learning Research, v5 n2 p199-225 2019
The purpose of this study was to provide a snapshot of successful K-12 online learning in one of the frontrunner states in the field--Michigan. The authors explored the state's legislative and policy infrastructure; the beliefs, perceptions, and values of various stakeholders; and statewide enrollment patterns and effectiveness for the 2015-16 academic year. With that understanding, the study presented a secondary analysis of student information, activity, and performance data in a learning management system (LMS) in an attempt to explore success factors at the micro-level. The study results revealed the following: (a) the engagement pattern representing students' consistent and persistent attempts to complete course tasks week-by-week was the most powerful success factor; (b) a more nuanced notion of students' time spent in the LMS; and (c) a student population who presents unique needs to be successful in the online learning. The paper concludes with discussion about all findings in terms of a way of creating a feedback loop for upper-level systems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan