Virtual School Meanderings

August 4, 2020

LearnTechLib Table of Contents Alert: IJEL 19:3

Another AACE journal notice – again no K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning articles in this issue (and this is a journal that doesn’t often publish articles in our field).

LearnTechLib - The Learning & Technology Library

LearnTechLib Table of Contents Alert: IJEL 19:3

Dear Michael Barbour,

The latest issue of International Journal on E-Learning is now available on LearnTechLib, the Learning & Technology Library.

International Journal on E-Learning

Vol. 19 , No. 3 (July 2020)

Table of Contents

  1. Learner Centered e-Interactions: An Exploration of Context and Practicality that Influences e-Learning Experience

    Dr. Ivy Rose Mathew , Botho University,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/207622/

  2. Factors Influencing Students’ Online Learning Readiness in a Middle Eastern Higher Education Institution: Implications for Online Course Design

    Ghania Zgheib , University of Balamand, ; Roula AlDaia , University of Balamand, ; Mireille Serhan , University of Balamand, ; Antoine Melki , University of Balamand,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/213026/

  3. Implications of Technological Instructional Practices for English as a Second Language Vocabulary Learning

    Moe Greene , Virginia Commonwealth University, United States, ; William Jones , Virginia Commonwealth University, United States,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/215591/

  4. The Meaning of Quality in Online/Blended Learning at a Malaysian University

    Esther Smidt , West Chester University, ; Cecilia Yin Mei Cheong , University of Malaya, ; Timothy Kochem , Iowa State University,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/215596/

  5. Integrative Learning: A General Education Course on the Art and Science of Virtual Worlds

    Jeffrey Stone , Penn State University, ; Dk Jackson , Pennsylvania State University, ; Michelle Kaschak , Pennsylvania State University,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/215671/

  6. Table of contents for this issue: https://www.learntechlib.org/j/IJEL/v/19/n/3/

You will automatically be emailed the Table of Contents whenever a new issue of International Journal on E-Learning is placed in the Digital Library.


Are you currently subscribed to LearnTechLib, the Learning & Technology Library?

Please visit https://www.learntechlib.org/subscribe for more information on Individual Subscriptions to LearnTechLib.

For only $19 per month, fully search and access 100,000+, peer-reviewed:

  • Journal articles
  • Conferences papers
  • PowerPoint slides
  • eBooks
  • Videos
  • Conference talks

Please view more information on LearnTechLib at: https://www.learntechlib.org/brochure/


Does your library subscribe?

Please visit https://subscribe.learntechlib.org/dl/library/ for more information on Library Subscriptions to LearnTechLib.

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
https://www.aace.org
E-mail: info@aace.org

Refer LearnTechLib to your Library today: https://www.learntechlib.org/recommend/

https://www.learntechlib.org
E-mail: info@learntechlib.org

© Copyright 2005-2020 Global U and the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

LearnTechLib Table Of Contents Alert: JTATE 28:3

No K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning items below.

LearnTechLib - The Learning & Technology Library

LearnTechLib Table of Contents Alert: JTATE 28:3

Dear Michael Barbour,

The latest issue of Journal of Technology and Teacher Education is now available on LearnTechLib, the Learning & Technology Library.

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

Vol. 28 , No. 3 (2020)

Table of Contents

  1. Exploring LMS User Activity Data and Performance Measures from Virtual Field Experience Online Modules for Preservice Teachers

    Jason Abbitt , Miami University, ; Sarah Watt , Miami University,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/212692/

  2. Developing an Introductory Computer Science Course for Pre-service Teachers

    Rachel F. Adler , Northeastern Illinois University, ; Kristan Beck , Chicago Public Schools,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/214351/

  3. Predicting Students’ Mathematical Thinking in a Technology-Mediated Environment

    Lara Dick , Bucknell University, ; Jennifer Lovett , Mid Tennessee State University, ; Allison McCulloch , University of North Carolina at Charlotte, ; Cynthia Edgington , North Carolina State University, ; Stephanie Casey , Eastern Michigan State University,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/215673/

  4. Using Coaching with Video Analysis to Improve Teachers’ Classroom Management Practices: Methods to Increase Implementation Fidelity

    Candace Lane , Oklahoma State University, ; Leslie Neely , University of Texas at San Antonio, ; Felicia Castro-Villarreal , University of Texas at San Antonio, ; Victor Villarreal , University of Texas at San Antonio,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/215683/

  5. Table of contents for this issue: https://www.learntechlib.org/j/JTATE/v/28/n/3/

You will automatically be emailed the Table of Contents whenever a new issue of Journal of Technology and Teacher Education is placed in the Digital Library.


Are you currently subscribed to LearnTechLib, the Learning & Technology Library?

Please visit https://www.learntechlib.org/subscribe for more information on Individual Subscriptions to LearnTechLib.

For only $19 per month, fully search and access 100,000+, peer-reviewed:

  • Journal articles
  • Conferences papers
  • PowerPoint slides
  • eBooks
  • Videos
  • Conference talks

Please view more information on LearnTechLib at: https://www.learntechlib.org/brochure/


Does your library subscribe?

Please visit https://subscribe.learntechlib.org/dl/library/ for more information on Library Subscriptions to LearnTechLib.

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
https://www.aace.org
E-mail: info@aace.org

Refer LearnTechLib to your Library today: https://www.learntechlib.org/recommend/

https://www.learntechlib.org
E-mail: info@learntechlib.org

© Copyright 2005-2020 Global U and the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

We All Want More Teachers Of Color, Right?: Concerns About The Emerging Consensus

Another item from the folks at the Great Lakes Center for Education Research & Practice.

Inside Look

Great Lakes Center’s exclusive subscriber email featuring key points, information and social media content about reviews and research

July 30, 2020READ IN BROWSER
Hello, Great Lakes Center subscriber:

Following the killing of George Floyd and the worldwide protests it sparked, critics blamed police unions for the climate of violence against marginalized groups, believing unions protect bad police. Some have generalized this concern to all unions. What does research tell us about the impact of education unions on students, teachers and communities?
Dr. Gretchen Dziadosz
Executive Director
Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice

THE ISSUE

Education unions exploded in the 60s and 70s with most American educators now belonging to one. Supporters and detractors abound. Given the large number of American educators who belong to a union, it is surprising how sparse research has been on the impact of education unions. However, newer research has been upending some cherished beliefs about education unions.

WHAT WE KNOW

Historically, research on the impact of educator unions has been sparse and mixed. Research done decades ago tended to show little, or even negative, impact on student achievement. However, research in recent years has tended to show a positive impact on teacher quality and student achievement.

The most consistent finding is unions raise pay, benefits and working conditions. Studies have estimated teacher unionization raises pay by somewhere between 10% to 22%. Benefits tend to be substantially better, too. Recently, research shows teacher pay declined almost immediately after collective bargaining rights were reduced or eliminated in Idaho, Indiana, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Two of the most well-established findings in education research are teacher quality makes one of the largest differences in student achievement and, as a whole, experienced teachers produce better student outcomes than do novices. Economist Eunice S. Han concludes: “This study suggests that strong teacher unions, by improving compensation and working conditions, are able to reduce teacher attrition and increase teacher quality.”

Recent work by economists has shown the widespread belief that education unions create lower-quality teachers is a myth. In fact, using nationally representative data, rather than simple case studies, teacher unions were found to raise student test scores. The effect was even stronger for black students than for white students and stronger for lower grade levels. In fact, districts with strong unionism dismiss more low-quality teachers and better retain high-quality teachers.

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

Over the past decade, many states restricted or eliminated teacher collective bargaining rights under the assertion that unions are bad for student achievement. However, independent academic research suggests this is not the case. Indeed, it appears these restrictions may have contributed to reduced student achievement.

HELPFUL RESOURCES

  1. Washington Post article: “Think teachers can’t be fired because of unions? Surprising results from new study.”
  2. A study in California of newly organized charter schools suggested improvement in student achievement.
  3. A 2008 report discusses methodological problems with earlier research on the impact of teacher unions.

SOCIAL SHARES

Want to share this Think Twice Review with your social networks? We drafted some sample social media posts for your use.
Recent work by economists has shown the widespread belief that education unions cause lower-quality teachers is a myth. Recent work by economists has shown the widespread belief that education unions cause lower-quality teachers is a myth.
In the last 10 years, many states restricted teacher collective bargaining, assuming unions are bad for student achievement. But independent research suggests this is not the case. In the last 10 years, many states restricted teacher collective bargaining, assuming unions are bad for student achievement. But independent research suggests this is not the case.
What does research tell us about the impact of education unions on students, teachers and communities? What does research tell us about the impact of education unions on students, teachers and communities?
Follow Us
Facebook
Twitter
Think Twice, a project of the National Education Policy Center, provides the public, policymakers and the press with timely, academically sound reviews of selected publications. The project is made possible by funding from the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice.
Copyright © 2019 Great Lakes Center for Education Research & Practice, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted in via our website.Our mailing address is:
Great Lakes Center for Education Research & Practice
PO Box 1263
East Lansing, MI 48826-1263

[TOMORROW] TUC GSOE Diversity Now Webinar Series: Schooling During a Crisis – Steps for Successful Hybrid Learning Environments

Join the Graduate School of Education at Touro University California for their first of two “Schooling During a Crisis” webinars. In this session, Dr. Michael Barbour will explore how school leaders can begin to make preparations to ensure their remote teaching and learning provides instructional continuity for students. Students physically attending school on alternating days of the week. Class sizes capped based on the square footage of the classrooms. Gymnasiums and auditoriums, even outdoor spaces, turned into classrooms due to their large size. Temperature checks as student enter the building. Teachers and students wearing masks. The use of distance and online learning to accommodate instruction during times when students are not physically present. These are just some of the measures being considered.

Even with these physical and social distancing measures, the results have not been good in other places around the world where schooling has resumed. The reality is that in order for our children, and their teachers, to be truly safe prior to the discovery of a vaccination and widespread inoculation. The reality is that there will need to be a heavy reliance on distance and online learning. This is not to suggest we need to do more of the type of teaching and learning we saw during the final months of the 2019-20 school year. When this pandemic first hit there wasn’t time for schools to prepare for what was going to happen for the remainder of the school year, so educators transitioned to what most have described as emergency remote teaching or pandemic pedagogy. However, with the summer break school leaders have both an opportunity and the responsibility to carefully plan to ensure that the remote learning during the 2020-21 school year is well designed and thought out.

To register, visit http://tu.edu/diversitynow/

Congratulations Michael, You Achieved Top Stats Last Week

An item from one of my open scholarship networks.

ResearchGate
You have a new achievement
View achievement
ResearchGate GmbH, Chausseestr. 20, 10115 Berlin, Germany. Imprint.
See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

The actual achievement was:

Great job, Michael!
With 446 new reads, your contributions were the most read contributions from your institution
Next Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.