The April 2010 podcast is a recording of the first presentation that I made at the AERA 2010 conference, and was also the final Friday session related to K-12 online learning. It was described in the program as:
Scheduled Time: Fri, Apr 30 – 4:05pm – 5:35pm Building/Room: Sheraton Denver / Governor’s Square 11
In Session Submission: Research Into Online Student Characteristics
Teacher-Student Interaction in a State-Led Virtual High School
Authors: *Abigail Hawkins (Brigham Young University)
*Michael Kristopher Barbour (Wayne State University)
*Charles R. Graham (Brigham Young University)
Abstract: This study investigates teacher-student interaction in a large, state-led virtual high school. A sample of 15,000 student are surveyed to examine their perceptions of the quality and frequency of instructional, procedural, and social interactions and how these correlate with student academic achievement and course progress. Interviews of select teachers with high and low completion rates explore attitudinal and behavioral differences exhibited between the two groups in relation to teacher-student interaction. Findings from this study can be used to identify best-practices for use in professional development programs and improve interactivity for K-12 online teachers and students.
As always, the actual podcast is in the entry that immediately follows this one.
Note that this entry and the actual podcast are backdated to the time of the event.