Virtual School Meanderings

April 17, 2014

Due Friday: EdMedia 2014 (Finland) Final Call, April 18

Note that the deadline is tomorrow…

 

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April 2, 2014

EdMedia 2014 (Finland) Final Call for Presentations: April 18

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Tampere, Finland
June 23-27, 2014 
 
Early Registration & Hotel Discount Deadline:
May 2
ANNOUNCEMENT: Finnish Evening Social Event on Viikinsaari Island
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 6:30 PM
Spend a memorable summer evening with EdMedia friends & colleagues. A short boat trip takes you to a beautiful island just off the coast of city centre. Enjoy local food, a Finnish sauna, or take a turn on the dance floor to live local music!
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ABOUT TAMPERE➧ OVERVIEW➧ DEADLINES SOCIAL EVENTS

KEYNOTE & INVITED SPEAKERS  

NEW: WORKSHOPS

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

POSTER to PRINT

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION  

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March 20, 2014

SITE 2014 – Any Time, Any Place, Any Pace? Exploring Virtual Students Perceptions of Mobile Learning

This is the eighteenth and final session I am blogging from the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education 2014 conference. The program details for this session were:

Any Time, Any Place, Any Pace? Exploring Virtual Students Perceptions of Mobile Learning

Michael Barbour, Sacred Heart University, United States
Tamme Quinn Grzebyk, Wayne State University, United States
John Eye, Southern Utah University, United States

Thursday, March 20 3:00-4:00 PM in River Terrace 3

Over the past decade, the number of K-12 students engaged in online learning has increased from 50,000 to more than two million. Students have also gained increased access to mobile devices throughout recent years, and educators have actively looked for ways to capitalize on this trend. A group of students enrolled in an advanced history course, offered by a statewide, supplemental virtual school in the Midwest were studied over the course of four weeks, an app that works on mobile devices, and offers an emulated version that runs on a computer. Findings in this small-scale exploratory study showed that despite the fact that existing literature indicated students’ perceptions were positive toward mobile technologies, these students’ perceptions were negative. While the isolated implementation of the project may have affected these perceptions, there is also indication that the success of the project, in terms of perception, may depend also on students’ access to mobile devices.

This was an odd one, as the online schedule is shown above, but the printed program had it scheduled from 4:15pm to 5:15pm.  Either way, this was my session and it was based on the article found at:

http://tojde.anadolu.edu.tr/tojde55/articles/article_8.htm

And since it was a roundtable, I just sat around and chatted about the article using this link.

Until next year, signing out from SITE 2014….

SITE 2014 – Multiple Roles of the Teacher in the K-12 Online Learning Environment: Cautions for Teacher Education

This is the seventeenth session  I am blogging from the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education 2014 conference. The program details for this session were:

Multiple Roles of the Teacher in the K-12 Online Learning Environment: Cautions for Teacher Education

Michael Barbour, Sacred Heart University, United States

Thursday, March 20 1:45-2:15 PM in St. Johns

While the use of online learning at the K-12 level of growing exponentially, the availability of empirical evidence to help guide this growth is severely lacking. This proposal provides a systematic review of K-12 online learning literature related to the changing role of the teacher in the virtual school environment. A critical examination of the literature supporting the use of K-12 online learning reveals a lack of research, along with substantial methodological issues surrounding the limited existing research. The review ends with a call for researchers in this field to continue to focus on the conditions under which K-12 online learning can be effective.

This is yet another session I am involved in today, so I have again embedded my slides below.

SITE 2014 – Preparing For And Thriving In K-12 Online/Blended Teaching Contexts

This is the sixteenth session  I am blogging from the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education 2014 conference. The program details for this session were:

Preparing for and Thriving in K-12 Online/Blended Teaching Contexts

Leanna Archambault, Arizona State University, United States
Keryn Pratt, University of Otago, New Zealand
Michael Barbour, Sacred Heart University, United States

Thursday, March 20 11:30 AM-12:30 PM in Grand Ballroom 2

This panel will bring together leading experts to explore the research related to teaching roles in K-12 online and blended learning and the policies influencing teacher preparation for online environments. Currently, there is a dire need for teacher education programs to provide training in online pedagogy and instructional design so all teachers are prepared to teach in breakthrough learning environments. Keryn Pratt will present her work on OtagoNet: One region’s model for virtual schooling in New Zealand and the knowledge and skills teachers need to be successful in this environment. Michael Barbour will focus on roles of online and blended teachers, while Leanna Archambault will examine state-level educational policy pertaining to the preparation of teachers for online and blended settings, offering policy recommendations based on an analysis of existing statutes.

This is another session that I am involved in, so the slides are embedded below.

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