Handbook of Research on Emerging Practices and Methods for K-12 Online and Blended Learning, 1st Edition

  • Tina Lane Heafner
  • Richard Hartshorne
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  • ISBN-10: 1522580107
  • ISBN-13: 9781522580102
  • DDC: 372.34
  • 608 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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National efforts have been made to encourage technology integration in teacher preparation with expectations for frequent and successful applications with K-12 learners. While online learning has become pervasive in many fields in education, it has been somewhat slow to catch on in K-12 settings. The Handbook of Research on Emerging Practices and Methods for K-12 Online and Blended Learning is a collection of innovative research on the applications of technology in online and blended learning environments in order to develop quality courses, explore how content is delivered across disciplines and settings, and support the formation of relationships and enrichment opportunities. While highlighting topics including learning initiatives, institutional policies, and program structures, this book is ideally designed for teachers, principals, early childhood development centers, university faculty, administrators, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
List of Reviewers.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Issues, Challenges, and Trends in Quality Online/Blended K-12 Education.
1: Continuity and Developments in Terms of Challenges, Opportunities, and Trends in Quality K-12 Online Environments.
2: Benefits and Challenges of Collaborative Learning in Online Teacher Education.
3: The Extent of K-12 Online Teacher Development: A Disconnect Between Preparation and Practice.
4: Texts and Tasks: Why Reading Matters in Online Courses.
5: Digital Learning in Rural K–12 Settings: A Survey of Challenges and Progress in the United States.
6: The Effects of Formative Supports in Online and Face-to-Face Teacher Preparation Programs.
Supporting Engagement and Collaboration in Online/Blended K-12 Teaching and Learning.
7: K-12 Online Student Engagement: New Construct or Extension to Existing Construct?.
8: Building Engagement in K-12 Online Learning.
9: Engaging Online K-12 Students: Using Instant Messaging to Foster Teacher-Student Relationships.
10: Let's Riff Off RIFS (Relevant, Interesting, Fun, and Social): Best Practices for Engaging the Online Mind.
11: Measurement in K–12 Online Learning Environments: Measurement of Student Engagement and Other Latent Constructs.
12: Moving Beyond Trial and Error: Exploring Case Studies of Professional Development Models in K–12 Blended Learning.
Innovative Online/Blended Teaching and Learning Practices in K-12 Teacher Education.
13: Blended Learning in Mathematics: Examining Vignettes From Elementary and Middle Schools.
14: Taking Responsibility for the Future: A Case Study of a State-Run Program to Train K–12 Online Teach.
15: Using Video Capture and Annotation Technology to Strengthen Reflective Practices and Feedback in Educator Preparation.
16: E-Coaching to Support University-Public School Partnerships: Disrupting Power Dynamics in Teacher Education.
17: Models for Implementing Effective Online Learning.
18: Challenges and New Trends in the Design and Implementation of Flipped Learning in K-12 Education: A Critical Analysis.
Online/Blended Course Development and Instructional Design: Emerging Technologies and Promising Pedagogical Practices.
19: Inclusive Pedagogical Practices in Online Courses.
20: Engaging Teachers in Science Practices and Discourse Through Online Professional Development.
21: Framing Historical Thinking in the Digital Age.
22: Dialogism in the Digital Age: Online Discussion Boards as Constructivist Platforms.
23: Moving K-12 Coursework Online: Considerations and Strategies.
24: Investigating Student Perceptions and the Effectiveness of K-12 Blended Learning Communities.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.