Virtual School Meanderings

August 4, 2015

03 August 2015: Google Alert – LRN

The corporate K12, Inc. report from yesterday…


As-it-happens update ⋅ August 3, 2015
Stock Rating Update on K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN)

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) has been issued a 2 rating by the sell-side brokerage firms covering the stock. Basing the rating on a simplified scale where 1 …
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Watch for Action: FARO Technologies (NASDAQ:FARO), K12 (NYSE:LRN), Maxim Integrated

K12, Inc. (NYSE:LRN) ended the last trading day at $13.19. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 4.38% and price to cash ratio as 3.54. K12, Inc.
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As-it-happens update ⋅ August 3, 2015
Stock price: LRN (NYSE)
$12.76 -0.41 (-3.11%)
August 3, 2015 at 4:02:01 PM EDT | Disclaimer
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EDTECH537 – Audio Entry: Virtual Schools Bring Real Concerns About Quality

In the introductory to Week 6 entry for my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course, I mentioned that today I would be posting a sample of an audio message.

This is a news item from National Public Radio, the original and transcript is available at

August 3, 2015

How Can We Help You?

From today’s inbox…

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Dear Barbour Family,

You indicated an interest in our public, tuition-free school option. Unfortunately, at this time, we don’t have a tuition-free partner school in your state, but we do have three outstanding online private schools and individual course options.

K¹²’s three online private schools are committed to awakening the power of learning for every student through individualized, child-centered education that allows young people to discover their full, personal potential.

Plus, our individual online courses offer students many supplemental learning opportunities.

If you’re ready to take the next step to help your child build a bright future, we have enrollment specialists ready to answer your questions and help you decide the best option for your family.

Apply now or request more information. You can also call 866.644.8307 to speak with an enrollment consultant.


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JOLT Vol. 11, No. 2 Is Released!

From Friday’s inbox…  No K-12 specific items, but maybe some items of general interest.

Dear Colleague,

Vol. 11, No. 2 of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT at has been published and is available online. The contents of the issue are listed below. In this issue are five research papers, six case studies and two position papers. I hope you will find this issue of JOLT to be very informative and engaging. Please take the time to forward this notice to colleagues who might also be interested in these articles.

As has been described in earlier communication to the MERLOT and JOLT communities, this is the last Issue of MERLOT JOLT. The merger of the Online Learning Consortium’s publication, Online Learning (formerly JALN) and MERLOT’s Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) is now completed. If you wish to submit a manuscript in the future, please visit Online Learning.

Thank you once again for your support of JOLT over the years!

Kind regards,


Rick Lumadue, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching


CONTENTS – Vol. 11, No. 2

Research Papers
Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Environments of Rural Graduate Early Childhood Special Educators Utilizing Wimba© and Ecampus
Christian Coogle and Kim Floyd

What Do Current College Students Think about MOOCs?
Andrew W. Cole and C. Erik Timmerman

Reporting Plagiarism in the Online Classroom
Rick Holbeck, Scott Greenberger, Lori Cooper, John Steele, Stephanie Maher Palenque and Stefan Koukoudeas

Expanding The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to Examine Faculty Use of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) In Higher Education Institutions
Nafsaniath Fathema, David Shannon and Margaret Ross

Predicting Undergraduate Students’ Acceptance of Second Life for Teaching Chemistry
Zahira Merchant, Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt and Ernest Goetz

Case Studies
Interaction matters: Strategies to promote engaged learning in an online introductory nutrition course
Jinan Banna, Meng-Fen Grace Lin, Maria Stewart and Marie K. Fialkowski

Can Using Individual Online Interactive Activities Enhance Exam Results?
Lydia MacKenzie and Kim Ballard

E-learning Opens Door to the Global Community: Novice Users’ Experiences of E-learning in a Somali University
Mohammed Omer, Tina Klomsri, Matti Tedre, Iskra Popova, Marie Klingberg-Allvin and Fatumo Osman

Universal Design in Online Education: Employing Organization Change
Katherine J. Kirkpatrick

Continuously Improving Online Course Design using the Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle
Elizabeth A. Gazza

Literacy Candidates’ Perception of Competence in an Online Master of Science in Literacy Program
Mary Shea and Rosemary Murray

Position Papers
The Effectiveness of Online Learning: Beyond No Significant Difference and Future Horizons
Tuan Nguyen

Students’ Impression Management in MOOCs: An Opportunity for Existential Learning?
Hjördis Becker-Lindenthal

Congratulations Michael, You Achieved Top Stats Last Week

As this is designed to be my research-focused blog, I figured that this was an appropriate posting from today’s inbox…

Note that as I described in my Day 2: Make A ResearchGate Profile entry for the 30-day open scholarship challenge that Impact Story conducted, my ResearchGate profile still has a long way to go before it is complete.  Which is one of the reasons why this is a bit surprising (but given the focus of my institution, not that surprising)…

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