Virtual School Meanderings

June 9, 2013

ProQuest/EBSCO Alerts

proquestA much busier week for this feature…  Beginning with the ProQuest Alert for virtual school.

1. e-School Initiative
Digital Learning (May 2013).


Next, the ProQuest Alert for cyber school.

1. Schwank Hears Pros, Cons of Bill Affecting Cyber Charter School Funding
Targeted News Service [Washington, D.C] 30 May 2013.

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2. Virtually Forgotten: Special Education Students in Cyber Schools
Carnahan, Chris; Fulton, Lacey. TechTrends 57. 4 (May 2013): 46-52.

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Also, the ProQuest Alert for K-12 online learning.

1. Why K-12 online learning isn’t really revolutionizing teaching (Posted 2013-06-03 10:02:11)
Strauss, Valerie. The Washington Post [Washington, D.C] 03 June 2013.

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ebscoMoving on to the EBSCO alert for virtual school.

1. TI- Louisiana Adoption Stalls, Course Choice Launches.
JN- Educational Marketer
PD- 2/25/2013, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p1-3
PG- 3p
DT- 20130225
PT- Article
AB- The article reports on the adoption of the Course Choice program to encourage students to establish their own learning path through a wide selection of courses to choose from in Louisiana. The program aims to help students to move to the next grade level on time and prepared, have necessary skills for college, and graduate early or timely. It notes that the listed courses are concentrated on high school, but are also available for K-12 students.
SU- LEARNING ability
SU- CURRICULA (Courses of study)
SU- STUDENTS — Services for
SU- EDUCATION — Louisiana
IS- 00131806
AN- 86938229

Finally, the EBSCO alert for cyber school.

1. TI- Virtually Forgotten: Special Education Students in Cyber Schools.
AU- Carnahan, Chris1
AU- Fulton, Lacey1
JN- TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning
PD- May2013, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p46-52
PG- 7p
DT- 20130501
PT- Article
AB- The area of online K-12 education is experiencing rapid growth, yet practice has greatly surpassed the research. This article looks to add to the field by examining special education students enrolled in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There were over 2600 students in the state that were identified as special education students and enrolled in virtual schools in 2009 according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The population of special education students in cyber school mirrors the population of special education students in brick and mortar classrooms, thus it is important to understand the characteristics associated with special needs learners as current research and practices are not designed to serve this population. Understanding the characteristics of this group is fundamental for instructional design and educational practice to serve the needs of these diverse learners. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning is the property of Springer Science & Business Media B.V. 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- SPECIAL education
IC- 923110 Administration of Education Programs
IC- 611710 Educational Support Services
IC- 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
AD- 1Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania USA
IS- 87563894
DI- 10.1007/s11528-013-0677-6
AN- 87846702

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