Exploring the Effectiveness of Online Education in K-12 Environments, 1st Edition

  • Tina L. Heafner
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  • ISBN-10: 1466663847
  • ISBN-13: 9781466663848
  • DDC: 371.35
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 392 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The integration of technology in classrooms is rapidly emerging as a way to provide more educational opportunities for students. As virtual learning environments become more popular, evaluating the impact of this technology on student success is vital. Exploring the Effectiveness of Online Education in K-12 Environments combines empirical evidence and best practices in current K-12 distance learning and virtual schools. Emphasizing current research and opportunities, this book is an all-inclusive reference source for administrators, teachers, researchers, teacher educators, and policymakers interested in the development and implementation of blended and electronic learning in primary and secondary education.

Table of Contents

Front Cover._x000D_
Title Page._x000D_
Copyright Page._x000D_
Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE) Book Series._x000D_
Titles in this Series._x000D_
Editorial Advisory Board._x000D_
List of Reviewers._x000D_
Table of Contents._x000D_
Detailed Table of Contents._x000D_
Issues, Challenges, and Trends in Quality Online K-12 Education._x000D_
1: Online Learning in Illinois High Schools: The Voices of Principals!._x000D_
2: Challenges, Opportunities, and Trends in Quality K-12 Online Environments._x000D_
3: Meeting the Demand for Online Education: A Study of a State-Run Program Designed to Train Virtual K-12 Teachers._x000D_
4: Unbounded Reading: Why Online Learning for K-12 Students Should Be a Literacy Issue._x000D_
K-12 Online Course Development and Instructional Design._x000D_
5: Practical Guidelines for Creating Online Courses in K-12 Education._x000D_
6: Synchronous Text Chat (EduTexting) as an Online Learning Tool._x000D_
7: Learning Theory and Online Learning in K-12 Education: Instructional Models and Implications._x000D_
Instructional Models in K-12 Online Teacher Education._x000D_
8: Effective Online Learning Begins with Effective Teacher Preparation._x000D_
9: The Ever-Evolving Educator: Examining K-12 Online Teachers in the United States._x000D_
10: Online Learning in K-College Classrooms: Students and Teachers Establish Social, Cognitive, and Teaching Presences in Digital Spaces._x000D_
11: Establishing a Mentoring Relationship between Pre-Service and Mentor Teachers through Windows into Teaching and Learning._x000D_
Transitioning from Face-to Face to Virtual K-12 Learning Environments: Emerging Technologies and Promising Pedagogical Practices._x000D_
12: Providing Elementary and Middle School Science Teachers with Content and Pedagogical Professional Development in an Online Environment._x000D_
13: Challenges and Opportunities in the First Year of a 1:1 iPad Initiative in a High Poverty, Highly Diverse Urban High School._x000D_
14: Teaching History in the Digital Age._x000D_
15: 3D Multi-User Virtual Environments in Science Education: Potential and Challenges._x000D_
16: Online Discussion Boards in the Constructivist Classroom._x000D_
Examining Issues of Diversity in Online K-12 Teaching and Learning._x000D_
17: Best Pedagogical Practices for Acknowledging and Accommodating Diversity in Online Courses._x000D_
18: The Integration of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Project-Based Learning in a Blended Environment._x000D_
19: High School Teachers' Gender – Oriented Perceptions of Technology Integration._x000D_
Compilation of References._x000D_
About the Contributors._x000D_