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Lee, Hollylynne S.; Mojica, Gemma F.; Lovett, Jennifer N. – Online Learning, 2020
With online learning becoming a more viable option for teachers to develop their expertise, our report shares one such effort focused on improving the teaching of statistics. We share design principles and learning opportunities in an online course developed specifically to serve as a widescale online professional development opportunity for…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Beliefs, Statistics, Mathematics Instruction
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Borup, Jered; Chambers, Chawanna B.; Stimson, Rebecca – Online Learning, 2019
In an attempt to better support their students and reduce online course attrition rates, some brick-and-mortar K-12 schools provide their online students with an on-site facilitator who supports students face-to-face. However, little is known about how students perceive the support provided by their on-site facilitator and online teacher. For this…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Online Courses, Student Attitudes
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Choi, Jinnie; Walters, Alyssa – Online Learning, 2018
Students in a fully online learning environment have limited opportunities to talk about math problem solving. While discourse is an effective pedagogical model, less is known about how it translates to online math learning. We analyzed online platform data from two fully online virtual elementary schools in the United States to address the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Synchronous Communication, Academic Discourse, Electronic Learning
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Beach, Pamela; Willows, Dale – Online Learning, 2017
This study examined the effectiveness of three types of think aloud methods for understanding elementary teachers' cognitive processes as they used a professional development website. A methodology combining a retrospective think aloud procedure with screen capture technology (referred to as the virtual revisit) was compared with concurrent and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Online Courses, Faculty Development, Educational Technology
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Smith, Chad; Allman, Tamby; Crocker, Samantha – Online Learning, 2017
This study and discussion center upon the use of "YouTube's" automatic captioning feature with college-age adult readers. The study required 75 participants with college experience to view brief middle school science videos with automatic captioning on "YouTube" and answer comprehension questions based on material presented…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Middle Schools
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Trespalacios, Jesus – Online Learning, 2017
The case-based approach is a constructivist instructional strategy that helps students apply their emerging knowledge by studying design problems in authentic real-world situations. One important instructional strategy in case-based instruction is to analyze cases in small groups before discussing them with the whole class. This study investigates…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Small Group Instruction
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Choi, Jinnie; Walters, Alyssa; Hoge, Pat – Online Learning, 2017
According to recent reports, K-12 full-time virtual school students have shown lower performance in math than their counterparts in brick-and-mortar schools. However, research is lacking in what kind of programmatic interventions virtual schools might be particularly well-suited to provide to improve math performance. Engaging students in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Reflection, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Technology