Virtual School Meanderings

June 12, 2013

Article Notice – Pictures from an Exhibition … of Online Learning: A Creative Representation of Qualitative Data

This is another K-12 online learning article that was published earlier this week (and that I posted the full issue for yesterday).

Pictures from an Exhibition… of Online Learning: A Creative Representation of Qualitative Data

The Qualitative Report 2013
Volume 18, Article 45, 1-15.
http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR18/barbour45.pdf

Michael Barbour, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan USA
Jason Paul Siko, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids,Michigan USA
Kaye Simuel-Everage, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan USA

Abstract: K-12 online learning at the K-12 level has been around for approximately two decades and is continuing to grow. While researchers have researched a variety of issues related to K-12 online learning, there has been little published on the student experience in web-based learning environments. In this article, two doctoral students were tasked with analyzing existing data, then representing and situating their findings in a format other than the traditional “results” and “discussion” sections found in a typical six-section journal manuscript. One student created an image that focused upon the tools used by the K-12 student in her online learning. The other student created a slideshow to illustrate the challenges faced by a second K-12 student in her online learning. While more research into the K-12 student experience in online learning is required, this article represents one creative attempt to address this need.

Keywords: K-12 Online Learning, Virtual Schooling, Alternative Representation

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