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March 8, 2013

AJDE Issues and Frameworks for K–12 Online Distance Education – The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall

As I mentioned earlier this week, the American Journal of Distance Education – Special Issue: Issues and Frameworks for K–12 Online Distance Education has been published. Today I want to post some notes from the seventh and final of the articles from this special issue – a book review.


Adelstein, D. (2013). The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall. American Journal of Distance Education, 27(1), 73-74.

The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall

The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age is designed to help educators create contemporary twenty-first-century classrooms by transforming how they learn through a variety of connected communities. The authors, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall, come with experience in classroom and currently consult and present on various educational technology topics. The audience for this book is foremost educators interested in changing learning paradigms for themselves and, in turn, their students. It is also designed to provide helpful links, ideas, and tips for the experienced educator.

Each of the nine chapters in the book is broken up into three distinct areas. The chapters star…

4 Comments »

  1. The special issue looks great. I marked the special-ed, pre-service teachers (online teacher mentoring), parent involvement, and advanced placement articles for future review. The school where I work does not offer AJDE, but the school where I teach does. Hence, I am just now discovering it. I feel like I’m behind the curve, LOL! It is an excellent publication, and I’ll be spending a lot of time in the next several weeks browsing and reviewing 2012 issues. Thanks for all your great information!

    Comment by Julie Stella — March 8, 2013 @ 9:27 am | Reply

    • Julie, the American Journal of Distance Education has been one of the more friendly journals towards K-12 online learning in general. I should note that it has historically had a quantitative bias, and I don’t think I’d be inaccurate by saying that this special issue may have been the first qualitative K-12 online learning articles they have ever published. But it is a quality journal and I do highly recommend it.

      Comment by mkbnl — March 8, 2013 @ 10:05 am | Reply

      • Thanks so much! I just placed a request for it at GWU. I think I get more scoop about my research domain from Twitter than anywhere else. :)

        Comment by Julie Stella — March 8, 2013 @ 10:18 am

      • Twitter can be VERY useful if you follow the right people or have a good command of the list function (which allows you to follow many more people, but still get the richness of each network).

        Comment by mkbnl — March 8, 2013 @ 10:55 am


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