So we have the ProQuest Alerts figured out and working now. Beginning with the ProQuest Alert for virtual school.
1.Mapping the Terrain: Educational Leadership Field Experiences in K-12 Virtual SchoolsLaFrance, Jason A; Beck, Dennis. Educational Administration Quarterly50.1 (Feb 2014): 160.
Next, the ProQuest Alert for cyber school.
1.Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School Teachers Vote for PSEA RepresentationTargeted News Service [Washington, D.C] 14 Apr 2014.
2.Christiana Seeking to Reform Payment to Cyber Charter SchoolsTargeted News Service [Washington, D.C] 09 Apr 2014.
Moving on, the EBSCO alert for virtual school.
1. TI- Factors influencing student academic performance in online high school algebra.
AU- Liu, Feng1 Email Address: email@example.com
AU- Cavanaugh, Cathy1
JN- Open Learning
PD- Jun2012, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p149-167
IL- 4 Charts
AB- This paper describes the effect of teacher comments, students’ demographic information and learning management system utilisation on student final scores in algebra courses in a K–12 virtual learning environment. Students taking algebra courses in a state virtual school in the Midwestern US region during 2007–2008 participated in this study. Student final scores on these courses were collected using tests administered at the end of semester in the virtual school courses. The hierarchical linear modelling technique was used for data analysis to account for the influence of school characteristics on student final scores. The results show these factors have different influences on student final scores in different algebra courses. The discussion of the findings addresses the implications for teaching. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of Open Learning is the property of Routledge and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder’s express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should
refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
DE- VIRTUAL schools
DE- CURRICULA (Courses of study)
SU- ALGEBRA — Study & teaching
SU- ACADEMIC achievement
GE- UNITED States
KW- learning management systems
KW- virtual learning
AD- 1School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida, USA
2. TI- the virtual teacher-librarian: establishing and maintaining an effective web presence.
AU- Lamb, Annette
AU- Johnson, Larry
JN- Teacher Librarian
PD- Apr2008, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p69-71
AB- The article discusses the development and maintenance of virtual school libraries. The concept of a web presence is contrasted with static library web pages. The article suggests beginning with a selection of services that can be provided digitally, such as general library orientation, and examining which services could be made available continuously, such as tutorials covering frequently asked questions and common problems. Encouraging communication and interaction, coordinating collaborative projects, and modeling innovation is also advised. The article provides technology considerations and practical considerations for librarians as they develop effective web presences.
DE- DIGITAL libraries
DE- LIBRARY websites
DE- SCHOOL libraries — Computer network resources
DE- LIBRARY media specialists
DE- LIBRARY public services
DE- WEB design
DE- WEB librarianship
DE- LIBRARY 2.0
DE- WEB 2.0
DE- LIBRARY orientation for students
DE- ONLINE information services
SU- WEBSITE usability
3. TI- virtual SCHOOL LIBRARIES–THE TIME IS NOW!
AU- Church, Audrey P.1 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
JN- MultiMedia & Internet@Schools
PD- Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p8-12
IL- 6 Color Photographs
AB- Provides information on several school-maintained virtual libraries used by several high schools in the U.S. as of March 2005. Thomas Dale High School Library Media Center Virtual Library Web page from Thomas Dale High School in Chesterfield County, Virginia; Springfield High School Virtual Library Web page from Springfield Township School District in Pennsylvania; MHS Library Home Page from Murray High School in Albemarle County, Virginia.
DE- DIGITAL libraries
DE- ELECTRONIC information resources
SU- HIGH schools
GE- UNITED States
AD- 1Instructor and Coordinator, School Library Media Graduate Program Longwood University, Farmville, VA
There were no relevant items in the EBSCO alert for cyber school.
Finaly, the EBSCO alert for K-12 online learning.
1. TI- Learning Outcomes and Student Perceptions in Using of Blended Learning in History
AU- BakarNordin, Abu (a)
AU- Alias, Norlidah (b, ⁎)
JN- Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences
PD- In 13th International Educational Technology Conference2013-11-26 103:577-585
AB- This paper examines the effectiveness of blended learning among students in form four (grade 9) in learning of history. A survey of literature on the subject found that although a number of studies were devoted to the use of blended learning (Bonk & Graham, 2006; Duhaney, 2004; Garrison & Kanuka,2004; Singh & Reed, 2001), in the teaching of history in school there seemed to be very little evidence of detailed examination to determine learning outcomes and an account or mechanism of how the subject is learnt. In the present study reflective and collaborative learning supported by scaffolding provides an attractive glimpse of blended learning – the employment of face-to-face teaching approach and the use of blogs by groups of students on the Twitter platform, in the teaching-learning interaction throughout the lessons. A mixed-method approach was employed with survey, interview, and text analysis for data gathering. Qualitative text analysis of the interview script analysis clarified the different merits students perceived from each activity. The variations provided by the blended course design served well in meeting challenges set in the learning outcomes and learning standard, and the learning environment was found to be enjoyable for the students. We also discovered that students had positive perceptions of the blended course design.
NT- Selection and peer-review under responsibility of The Association of Science, Education and Technology-TASET, Sakarya Universitesi, Turkey.
NT- Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
NT- Copyright © 2013 The Authors Published by Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.
AD- (a) Faculty of Education,University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
AD- (b) Faculty of Education,University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia